Roads

Sep 23, 2020
Bids open to build $150m Walkerston Bypass

Bids open to build $150m Walkerston Bypass

Construction companies are being invited to submit their interest in building the $150 million Walkerston Bypass on the Peak Downs Highway in Central Queensland. The tender is expected to be awarded in March next year, with construction expected to start soon after and completion due by late 2023. The bypass will provide a 10.6km link between the Bruce and Peak Downs highways. “This is...

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Sep 15, 2020
Upgrade on the way for Peak Downs Highway stretch

Upgrade on the way for Peak Downs Highway stretch

The Australian and Queensland governments have unlocked $18 million in funding to upgrade the Peak Downs Highway between Mackay and Eton, paving the way for construction to begin later this year. Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry said the road between Mackay and Eton had a reputation for being dangerous and the Federal Government’s 80 per cent funding was going a long way in mak...

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Sep 12, 2020
Inland councils seek $200m commitment on roads

Inland councils seek $200m commitment on roads

An action group is keen to put inland roads funding firmly on the agenda in Queensland in the lead up to the State election. The Inland Queensland Roads Action Project (IQ-RAP) working group has has sent letters to each political party to request infrastructure investment commitments over the next four years. They have been asked to endorse the Inland Queensland Road Network Strategy, inve...

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Sep 10, 2020
Contract awarded for $230m Townsville road project

Contract awarded for $230m Townsville road project

The Townsville Ring Rd Stage 5 design and build contract has been awarded to the Georgiou AECOM consortium. Construction on the $230 million project is expected to start by mid-2021 and be complete in early 2023. The Australian and Queensland governments today announced the contract to build that project and marked the start of early works by RoadTek on the $107.7 million Bruce Highway – ...

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Sep 02, 2020
Project proves glass shines as road material

Project proves glass shines as road material

A trial project which saw recycled glass bottles and jars from Mackay households used in road rehabilitation has been hailed a success. Mackay Regional Council supplied 320 tonnes of crushed glass from its materials recovery facility. This was mixed with gravel to regrade and top up the 1.3km of road from the Peak Downs Highway to the Hogan’s Pocket landfill site. Mayor Greg Williamson...

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Aug 31, 2020
Bypass work motors ahead north of Cairns

Bypass work motors ahead north of Cairns

The State Government says the $164 million Smithfield Bypass project is officially ahead of schedule, thanks to 500 local workers inducted on-site and more than 90 local suppliers. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey joined Member for Barron River Craig Crawford to inspect progress. “It’s projects like the Smithfield Bypass that have continued...

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Aug 27, 2020
Touch of glass for Rocky road resealing

Touch of glass for Rocky road resealing

Rockhampton Regional Council is adding glass to the mix when it comes to local road resealing, with a trial underway on Murray St. Councillor for Infrastructure Tony Williams said the asphalt for the project would include 5 per cent recycled glass – which equates to about 120,000 glass bottles. “We’ve been working with Boral Australia for a few months now to make this happen and we ar...

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Aug 19, 2020
New Cape York road sealing works roll out

New Cape York road sealing works roll out

Stage 2 of the Cape York Region Package project is due to kick off soon with work to seal more than 15km of the Peninsula Developmental Rd. Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said Cape York Region Package works were improving road links in the region to support and grow the hospitality, tourism, mining and pastoral industries. The latest stage includes work to seal an 11.2km section b...

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Aug 07, 2020
DriveIT NQ Construction underway creating 50 jobs

DriveIT NQ Construction underway creating 50 jobs

Heavy machinery has moved in and work is underway on a long-awaited driver education and motorsport precinct for Townsville. Member for Herbert Phillip Thompson said construction on Stage 1 of DriveIT NQ in Calcium was excellent news for the region. “This is much-needed construction activity supporting 50 jobs at a time when our community really needs them,” Mr Thompson said. ...

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