Alexandra Street works progress to Stage 2

Published on 30 August 2019

Contractor working on roads Stage 1 of the reconstruction of Alexandra Street is now largely complete, with works recently progressing to Stage 2 of the project.

Combined, the two stages will cost approximately $5 million to deliver, jointly funded by Rockhampton Regional Council, the Palaszczuk Government, and the Federal Government.

Chair of Council’s Infrastructure Committee Councillor Tony Williams said that a significant amount of much-needed work has been undertaken since the project began late last year.

"Alexandra Street between Richardson Road and Sheehy Street has now been reconstructed," said Cr Williams.

"These works included upgrading the stormwater system, replacing the kerb and channel, replacing the road pavement, asphalt surfacing, and some landscaping of the medians.

“Stage 1 of the project, which was partially funded by the Federal Government’s Roads to Recovery Program, is nearly complete, and we have now moved on to Stage 2 - the reconstruction of road between Sheehy Street and Main Street.

"Alexandra Street had reached the point that it required continual work to keep the road operational, so the reconstruction was essential to improve functionality.

"This is a major project which we know has caused some inconvenience, and I want to thank everyone for their patience until this point, and their continued patience through the next stage of these works."

Member for Rockhampton Barry O'Rourke said it was a great example of different levels of government working together for the Rocky community.

"I'm proud that we've been able to help fund this project as part of the Palaszczuk Government's $2.695 billion program for Central Queensland roads and transport over the next four years," Mr O'Rourke said.

"It'll mean less maintenance in the long term, and less disruptions for motorists."

Throughout Stage 2 of the works, Alexandra Street will be reduced to one lane of traffic in both directions between Sheehy Street and Main Street. There will be limited on street parking, and signs installed to indicate where no parking is allowed.

Motorists using Alexandra Street are urged to obey all road signs and signed detours to help ensure the safety of workers and other road users. 

The works are funded by Council ($3.2 million), the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery Program ($0.4 million), and the Queensland Government ($1.4 million funded through the Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme).