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Route for proposed Mackay Ring Road finalised

Initial works on the new route between Stockroute Road and the intersection of the Bruce Highway and Bald Hill Road will begin shortly.

Initial works on the new route between Stockroute Road and the intersection of the Bruce Highway and Bald Hill Road will begin shortly.Initial works on the proposed Mackay Ring Road between Stockroute Road and the intersection of the Bruce Highway and Bald Hill Road will begin shortly.

The proposed Mackay Ring Road has now been finalised and will address the traffic congestion and subsequent accident risks of the existing route.

“The Mackay Ring Road project will also improve safety for residents by taking heavy vehicles travelling along the Bruce Highway off local streets, as well as reducing travel times for inter-regional trips and for freight vehicles,” said Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester in a statement.

“Early works will start shortly ahead of major construction, scheduled to begin in mid-2017 and will take about three years to complete.”

The Australian Government has committed up to $448 million to the Bruce Highway—Mackay Ring Road—Stage 1 project, with the Queensland Government committing up to $117 million.

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