Funds get ball rolling on $80m Yeppoon road upgrade
State Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga said by unlocking funding, the Queensland Government would now begin crucial works on the $80 million upgrade including a corridor masterplan, options assessment, community consultation, a business case for staged corridor upgrades, detailed concept design and onsite preparatory works.
“While we get on with the job, we’ll also get stuck into a $5 million upgrade of Rockhampton- Yeppoon Road before the end of the year between Iron Pots Road and Mackays Road,” Ms Lauga said.
“More than 11,000 vehicles travel along this road every day, travelling between the two largest urban areas in Central Queensland, which is why we’re investing in major upgrades to get businesses moving and families home safer.”
Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz said the $80 million project was funded as part of the Mount Isa to Rockhampton Corridor Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) upgrade, which has a total Australian Government commitment of $254 million.
“Yeppoon Road is a critical connection between Rockhampton and Yeppoon, and under the broader corridor investment, this upgrade will complement the Australian Government’s commitment to deliver targeted improvements to the Landsborough and Capricorn highways, as well as surrounding roads,” Mr Buchholz said.
The Australian Government has committed $64 million and the Queensland Government $16 million towards the $80 million Yeppoon Road Upgrade.