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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 is bringing forward 11 infrastructure projects to generate jobs in northern Queensland.

The accelerated program of works equates to $77.6 million and an estimated 243 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 the 11 regional projects is outlined below.

Map of works

Industry briefing presentation—21 January

1. Northern Access Intersection interim safety works

Planning Completed
Call tenders May 2016
Construction start July 2016
Construction finish December 2016
Estimated jobs 31

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

Planning Completed
Call tenders Late April 2016
Construction start July 2016
Construction finish TBA
Estimated jobs 18

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

Planning Completed
Call tenders Late April 2016
Construction start July 2016
Construction finish TBA
Estimated jobs 30

4. Scovazzis Road to Como Road—overtaking lanes

Planning February 2016
Call tenders June 2016
Construction start August 2016
Construction finish TBA
Estimated jobs 30

5. Rollingstone Weighpad to Hencamp Creek—overtaking lane

Planning Complete in January 2016
Call tenders Late April 2016
Construction start July 2016
Construction finish TBA
Estimated jobs 21

6. Alligator Creek Road to Allendale Drive—overtaking lane

Planning
Call tenders
Construction start November 2015
Construction finish July 2016
Estimated jobs 31

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

Planning
Call tenders
Construction start April 2016
Construction finish TBA
Estimated jobs 19

8. Veales Road to Pope Road

Planning Completed
Call tenders May 2016
Construction start July 2016
Construction finish December 2016
Estimated jobs 11

9. Arnot Creek bridge upgrade

Planning Completed
Call tenders Late Feb 2016
Construction start May 2016
Construction finish January 2017
Estimated jobs 31

10. Masters Road–Larsens Road widening

Planning January 2016
Call tenders June 2016
Construction start August 2016
Construction finish June 2017
Estimated jobs 16

11. Townsville Port Road—road train decoupling pad

Planning
Call tenders
Construction start Late March 2016
Construction finish Early May 2016
Estimated jobs 5

12. Vines Creek bridges replacement

Planning
Call tenders December 2016
Construction start April 2017
Construction finish April 2019
Estimated jobs 42
Last updated
19 February 2016