Jul 09, 2020

Key Yeppoon road set for $5m upgrade

Key Yeppoon road set for $5m upgrade

A 13km stretch of the Rockhampton to Yeppoon road will benefit from $5 million in roadworks due to start in the third quarter of this year.

The stretch from Mackays Rd to Iron Pot Rd will undergo pavement rehabilitation in work jointly funded by the Queensland and Australian governments.

Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga said the work was part of ongoing improvements to the busy stretch.

“There are more than 11,000 vehicular movements along this road every day, so the Palaszczuk Government is investing heavily into improvements of this important arterial road which connects the two largest urban areas in Central Queensland,” she said.

“This upgrade will create local jobs as well.

“I personally fought for $80 million in upgrades funded by the State and Federal Governments and work is set to start on the first stage by the end of this year.

“I want to make sure the community has a say about where the upgrades are needed most on this important local road and community consultation is set to start shortly.”