Capricorn Highway duplication project in QLD set to go underway
By Tom O'Sullivan on 13 December 2018
The $74.99 million Capricorn Highway duplication project between Rockhampton and Gracemere in Queensland marks a new major milestone, as the contract has been awarded to the joint venture between Fulton Hogan and SMEC.
Major construction works will duplicate a five-kilometre stretch of Capricorn Highway from two to four lanes between Rockhampton and Gracemere, upgrade intersections at Nelson Street, Fairy Bower Road, McLaughlin Street and Gavial-Gracemere Road, and make the road safer for cyclists and pedestrians as the upgrades will separate them from fast-moving traffic.
As part of the $600 million Northern Australia Roads program, the project will support the economic development of northern Australia by improving the movement of freight and people. The project also aims to improve a vital connection for freight and commuter traffic between Rockhampton and Gracemere and access to Rockhampton during moderate floods and freight productivity for vehicles accessing Rockhampton.
Due for completion by mid-2020, the Capricorn Highway duplication project is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments.
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