The Albem Operations Pty Ltd and SGQ Pty Ltd Joint Venture has been awarded the tender for upgrades on Townsville Connection Road in Queensland.
The $96m project will upgrade the road, known locally as Stuart Drive, to four lanes between University Road and the Bowen Road Bridge.
Works will include upgrading Stuart Drive to four lanes between University Road and Bowen Road Bridge, a signalised intersection to replace the roundabout at the Townsville Connection Road and Mervyn Crossman Drive/Fairfield Waters Drive intersection, signalising the Gartrell Drive and Kokoda Street intersections to allow safer side street access and safety upgrades for pedestrians and bike riders, including wider paths, better connections, and safer crossings.
The project will see improved traffic flow and safety for motorists, as well as deliver safer crossing and better connections to services for school children and users of the surrounding sporting and shopping precincts.
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Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the awarding of this tender marked a major milestone for the project.
“With 24,000 vehicles travelling through this area every day, the project will achieve much needed efficiency benefits and reduce congestion and travel time,” he said.
Albem Operations Pty Ltd & SGQ Pty Ltd Joint Venture have successfully delivered a number of projects with the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) including Pacific Motorway Upgrade – Burleigh to Palm Beach (Gold Coast), Bruce Highway Haughton River Floodplain Upgrade (Giru) and the Captain Cook Highway Smithfield Bypass (Cairns).
Works will begin this month.