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Major milestone on Peninsula Developmental Road project

The Mein Deviation project has been finished and completes the 2015 program of works on the Peninsula Development Road (PDR).

The Mein Deviation project has been finished and completes the 2015 program of works on the Peninsula Development Road (PDR).The Mein Deviation project has been finished and completes the 2015 program of works on the Peninsula Development Road (PDR).

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said in a statement works on sealing the remaining 10.1 kilometres of the 29 kilometre stretch of the PDR between Wolverton and the Bamaga turn-off, were completed at the end of July 2016.

“The Mein Deviation project is part of the Cape York Region Package, a major programme of works jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments to upgrade critical infrastructure on Cape York,” he said.

This section of the project completes the 2015 program, which included three other sealing projects in Sourayas Hill, south of Hann River and south of Morehead River.

Queensland Minister for Main Roads and Road Safety Mark Bailey also said in the statement that about 78.5 kilometres of the PDR has been sealed since Cape York Region Package works began in 2014.

“Weather permitting, a further 51.6 kilometres of the PDR will be sealed this year at Coen South, Archer to Wolverton, Musgrave, and Little Laura to Fairview,” he said.

“Tenders submitted for the Coen South and Archer to Wolverton projects have been approved and RoadTek has commenced onsite preconstruction activities for the Musgrave project with the establishment of camp and site office facilities, construction of side-tracks and cultural heritage clearances.

“Construction of the Musgrave project will involve extensive use of Indigenous business sub-contractors to boost Indigenous employment opportunities and build road construction capability in Cape York,” he said.

The $260 million Cape York Region Package is jointly funded with the Australian Government providing $208 million and the Queensland Government providing $52 million.

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