A Fulton Hogan-SMEC joint venture has been awarded a contract for the $74.99 million Capricorn Highway duplication project.
The project will widen more than 5km of the highway between Rockhampton and Gracemere from two to four lanes.
An average of 187 direct jobs is expected to be supported over the life of the project.
Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the contractor would progress the project design during the next six months, with construction expected to begin mid-2019.
‘‘We are seeking innovative design options for the project ahead of construction starting,” Mr Bailey said.
“This process will focus on optimising traffic solutions for the region and involve extensive community consultation.”
Traffic volumes on this section of the Capricorn Highway exceed 18,000 vehicles per day.
The Australian Government has committed $59.99 million to the Capricorn Highway duplication project while the Queensland Governments has committed $15 million.
For more information visit: https://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Projects/Name/C/Capricorn-Highway-Rockhampton-to-Gracemere-Duplication