Google map image of Frenchmans Ck along Lakes Ck Rd.
Google map image of Frenchmans Ck along Lakes Ck Rd. Lisa Benoit

Two of Rocky's five busiest intersections to get upgrade

A TRANSPORT and Main Roads spokesman has said upgrades to Frenchman's Cr bridge and the saleyards intersection in Gracemere would be vital for stage one of the Rockhampton Road Train Access Upgrade. 

It is estimated all of the works would potentially hit the $30 million mark.

The upgrades would allow road trains to access the city's meatworks, increasing efficiency and reducing safety concerns with the current system of unloading trailers at Gracemere. 

"Following an assessment of all potential options, the viable route was identified which traverses the Bruce Highway (Gladstone Road, George Street, Albert Streets, Neville Hewitt Bridge and Moores Creek Road), Musgrave Street, Queen Elizabeth Drive and Lakes Creek Road," the spokesman said.

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"Stage one includes the design and delivery of two intersection upgrades in North Rockhampton at Moores Creek Road and Musgrave Street and Queen Elizabeth Drive and Lakes Creek Road (Bridge Street) intersection."

The spokesman said upgrades to two of the busiest intersections in the region will be great for locals.

"The Moores Creek Road/Musgrave Street and Queen Elizabeth Drive/Lakes Creek Road intersections are among the five busiest intersections for traffic volumes in Rockhampton," they said.

The Morning Bulletin understands there will be specified times when drivers are allowed to utilise the route during quieter hours.



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