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New milestone for $280M Townsville Ring Road – Stage Five

New milestone for $280M Townsville Ring Road – Stage Five

Ramps have reopened on the Townsville Ring Road in Queensland, with traffic now travelling in each direction.

The Townsville Ring Road Stage Five project aims to deliver improved road safety, efficiency and travel time reliability for freight and passenger vehicles on the Bruce Highway in Townsville.

The Townsville Ring Road’s southbound entry and exit ramps at Hervey Range Developmental Road have reopened, with the southbound ramp at Shaw Road also expected to reopen. Works began on these sections in August 2022.

Traffic will remain single lane in each direction for several more months while final works are completed on the project, which includes construction at Beck Drive to install a new, signalised intersection at Gouldian Avenue.


 

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All four lanes of the newly duplicated motorway will open to traffic when the Townsville Ring Road – Stage 5 project is completed later this year.

Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Catherine King said the project forms part of wider works to improve the safety, flood resiliency and capacity of the Bruce Highway.

“The Townsville Ring Road – Stage Five project will deliver improved safety, efficiency and travel time reliability for the more than 17,000 freight and passenger vehicles that travel the Bruce Highway through the city each day,” King said.

The Federal Government has committed $224 million and the Queensland Government $56 million toward the $280 million Townsville Ring Road Stage Five project.

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