The first sod has been turned and major construction works are now underway on the $35 million Riverway Drive duplication between Gollogly and Allambie Lane.
“My Government is pleased to deliver this significant project for the people of Townsville, particularly those living in or travelling to Kelso and Rasmussen.
“The start of construction means local workers getting on site, with an average of 82 jobs supported over the life of the project,” Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.
Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said that locals might already have seen some pre-construction activities ramping up. Mr Bailey also said that TMR has been working with BMD Constructions – who will be delivering the project – to finalise construction plans, organise the local crew as well as procure materials and equipment.
“The duplication of the three kilometre section of Riverway Drive will improve traffic flow and travel times, particularly benefitting those driving in peak hours.
“It will also improve safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists, incorporating new and upgraded signalised intersections; projected turning lanes; pedestrian crossings and refuges; centre medians; new bus stops and shelters; and upgraded street lighting,” Mr Bailey said.
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