The Queensland Government has awarded the design and construction contract for the $152 million Smithfield Bypass project in Far North Queensland.
A Highway Construction/Albem Operations Joint Venture will deliver the project, which will support 115 full-time jobs during its construction.
The joint venture is currently working with the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads on design solutions that deliver additional functionality and efficiency.
Queensland Minister for Main Roads Mark Bailey said the project will reduce travel time and improve safety on the section of the Captain Cook Highway.
“By directing through traffic onto the new bypass road, motorists can expect to see improved traffic conditions and less congestion,” Mr. Bailey said.
Construction is set to begin in late 2018, with works due for completion in late 2020.