Stage four of the Townsville Ring Road project is six months ahead of schedule.
Minister for Major Projects, Territories and Local government, Paul Fletcher, said the project is expected to be completed in January 2017.
“Once completed, the Townsville Ring Road will allow heavy vehicles to divert along the new 11.5 kilometre alignment, helping ease congestion along Woolcock Street,” Fletcher said.
“From June, there will also be a temporary diversion onto TRR4 to reconfigure Shaw Road.”
The project is being jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments.
Queensland Minister for Main Roads and Road Safety, Mark Bailey, said the early completion date would greatly benefit the local population.
“This project has provided a boost to the local economy with an average of 299 direct jobs being supported over the life of the project,” Bailey said.
“TRR4 has a strong focus on local employment, sourcing local products and services—more than $58 million in contracts have been awarded to local suppliers to date, supporting more jobs and the Far North Queensland economy.”
82.5 per cent of workers on the project are from the Townsville area.
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