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Accelerated Works Program for northern Queensland

As part of the Queensland Government’s Accelerated Works Program, the Department of Transport and Main Roads has accelerated 21 infrastructure projects to generate jobs in northern Queensland.

The accelerated program of works equates to $144.6 million and an estimated 401 jobs for the region. The projects come under the Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program (QTRIP) 2015-16 to 2018-19 and include road upgrades and new overtaking lanes on the Bruce Highway, as well as intersection upgrades, road widening and strengthening, wide centre line treatments and construction of a heavy vehicle decoupling facility.

To register your interest in employment opportunities on these projects through the Worker Transition Scheme, please contact 13 QGOV (13 74 68). Further information on the Worker Transition Scheme is available on the Department of State Development’s website at www.statedevelopment.qld.gov.au.

Further information about these projects are outlined below.

Map of works

Industry briefing presentation—21 January

1. Northern Access Intersection interim safety works

Planning Completed
Call tenders Completed
Construction start Completed
Construction finish March 2017
Estimated jobs 31

2. Bannisters Bog to Didgeridoo Lagoon—new southbound overtaking lane

Planning Completed
Call tenders Completed
Construction start Completed
Construction finish April 2017
Estimated jobs 18

3. West Barratta to Jerona Road—overtaking lanes north and southbound

Planning Completed
Call tenders Completed
Construction start Completed
Construction finish April 2017
Estimated jobs 30

4. Scovazzis Road to Como Road—overtaking lanes

Planning Completed
Call tenders Completed
Construction start Completed
Construction finish March 2017
Estimated jobs 30

5. Rollingstone Weighpad to Hencamp Creek—overtaking lane

Planning Completed
Call tenders Completed
Construction start Completed
Construction finish March 2017
Estimated jobs 21

6. Alligator Creek Road to Allendale Drive—overtaking lane

Planning Completed
Call tenders Completed
Construction start Completed
Construction finish Completed
Estimated jobs 31

7. Hervey Range Road—widening and wide centre line treatment

Planning Completed
Call tenders Completed
Construction start Completed
Construction finish October 2016
Estimated jobs 19

8. Veales Road to Pope Road

Planning Completed
Call tenders Completed
Construction start Completed
Construction finish March 2017
Estimated jobs 11

9. Arnot Creek bridge upgrade

Planning Completed
Call tenders Completed
Construction start Completed
Construction finish February 2017
Estimated jobs 31

10. Masters Road–Larsens Road widening

Planning Completed
Call tenders Completed
Construction start Completed
Construction finish March 2017
Estimated jobs 16

11. Townsville Port Road—road train decoupling pad

Planning Completed
Call tenders Completed
Construction start Completed
Construction finish Completed
Estimated jobs 5

12. Vines Creek bridges replacement

Planning November 2016
Call tenders November 2016
Construction start April 2017
Construction finish March 2019
Estimated jobs 42

13. Bruce Highway widening and rehabilitation - Lochinvar Station Road to Collinsons Lagoon

Planning Completed
Call tenders Completed
Construction start October 2016
Construction finish June 2017
Estimated jobs 7

14. Bruce Highway widening and rehabilitation – Didgeridoo Creek to East Barratta Creek

Planning Completed
Call tenders Completed
Construction start October 2016
Construction finish June 2017
Estimated jobs 12

15. Bruce Highway widening and rehabilitation – East Barratta Creek to West Barratta Creek

Planning Completed
Call tenders Completed
Construction start October 2016
Construction finish June 2017
Estimated jobs 8

16. Bruce Highway - Thomsetts Road overtaking lane

Planning Completed
Call tenders Completed
Construction start Completed
Construction finish October 2016
Estimated jobs 9

17. Bruce Highway (Innisfail - Cairns), Anderson Road/Aloomba tournout, construct northbound overtaking lane

Planning Completed
Call tenders Completed
Construction start October 2016
Construction finish March 2017
Estimated jobs 7

18. Bruce Highway and Carlton Road intersection upgrade

Planning Completed
Call tenders Completed
Construction start Completed
Construction finish Completed
Estimated jobs 6

19. Bruce Highway and Lower Don Road intersection upgrade

Planning September 2016
Call tenders March 2017
Construction start July 2017
Construction finish December 2017
Estimated jobs 9

20. Bruce Highway - Dingo Creek to Emu Creek overtaking lanes

Planning Completed
Call tenders Completed
Construction start Completed
Construction finish March 2017
Estimated jobs 21

21. Landsborough Highway (Blackall - Barcaldine) Pavement strengthening and widening

Planning Completed
Call tenders October 2016
Construction start March 2017
Construction finish March 2018
Estimated jobs 37.5
Last updated
19 October 2016