More roadworks roll out north of Townsville
The upgrades will generate almost 50 jobs for construction workers, local contractors and other businesses in the supply chain, according to Federal Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Minister Michael McCormack.
“This package of works at Bambaroo, about 90km north of Townsville, will deliver vital improvements to road safety on several sections of the highway, benefitting motorists travelling between Townsville and Ingham,” Mr McCormack said.
Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said almost $140 million was locked in for major upgrades to the Bruce Highway between Townsville and Ingham in the next few years.
“This is the latest jointly-funded investment to upgrade the Bruce Highway north of Townsville,” Mr Bailey said.
“Later this year, works are expected to be wrapped up on a $24.9 million package to upgrade intersections and build new overtaking lanes at Bluewater.”
Construction tenders are expected to be called in late 2020 for the $107.7 million Townsville Northern Access Intersections Upgrade project, currently in the detailed design phase.
The project will duplicate the highway between Veales Rd and Pope Rd, including a new bridge over Black River.
It is planned to deliver safety improvements at four Bruce Highway intersections – Catastis Road, Scrubview Road, Jourama Falls Road and Yuruga Road.
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