The Rockhampton Ring Road project will improve road safety and strengthen the region’s economy by improving freight efficiency, flood resilience and job opportunities. The alignment will support connectivity between key employment, leisure, tourism and residential growth areas of Rockhampton and the wider region.

The detailed design for the Rockhampton Ring Road is underway and will review the concept design (released in May 2020) in consideration of traffic efficiency, improved safety, increased resilience to flooding, improved connectivity and accessibility, and environment and cultural heritage.

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TMR has consulted with the community on the proposed design and artist's impressions. Feedback received will help TMR ensure community feedback is considered as part of the design process.



A series of artist's impressions have been developed to show how design elements could look for key connections on the Rockhampton Ring Road.

A new Fitzroy River bridge crossing

New Fitzroy River bridge crossing

Capricorn Highway connection

A new roundabout and high-level connection to the Capricorn Highway at Fairy Bower, which will maintain access during times of flooding.

West Rockhampton connection

A new connection road is included in the design, providing access into West Rockhampton and beyond, via a roundabout. This will provide a link to Rockhampton-Ridgelands Road, supporting connectivity to the Pink Lily, Alton Downs and Ridgelands communities.

Alexandra Street connection

The design proposes a grade separated intersection at Alexandra Street.

Parkhurst connection

A new signalised intersection, connecting the ring road to the existing Bruce Highway/Rockhampton-Yeppoon Road intersection. This connection improves connectivity to the Capricorn Coast, providing a direct east-west connection and supports the efficiency of north-south traffic using the Bruce Highway.

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This project is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments