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Riverway Drive (Townsville) duplication (Stage 1)

Overview:

Duplication of a 3km section of Riverway Drive, from Gollogly Lane to Allambie Lane.

Location:

Gollogly Lane to Allambie Lane, Riverway Drive, Townsville.

Completion:

Construction commenced in late May 2017 and was completed in October 2018.

Benefits:

Improved road safety, efficiency and provide travel time reliability.

Supplier:

BMD Constructions Pty Ltd delivered the project on behalf of the Department of Transport and Main Roads.

Funding:

$43.5 million Queensland Government funded.

Regions:
North Queensland Region

Project info

Riverway Drive is located approximately 20km south-west of Townsville’s CBD within the suburbs of Kelso and Rasmussen, known collectively as the Upper Ross.

The Upper Ross area is experiencing continued residential growth pressure and, as a result, the efficiency of Riverway Drive is impacted during peak travel times. The first 2.5km of Riverway Drive was configured to 6 lanes of traffic, reducing to 4 lanes and, at the intersection of Gollogly Lane, merged to 2 lanes of traffic (1 lane in each direction).

This project duplicated the existing single lane section between Gollogly Lane and Allambie Lane, a distance of approximately 3km. 

The project delivered:

  • dual lanes of traffic in each direction between Gollogly Lane and Allambie Lane
  • centre medians to divide the road
  • protected turning lanes
  • new and upgraded signalised intersections
  • pedestrian crossings and refuges
  • new bus stops and shelters
  • street light upgrade.

Project map

Riverway Drive: duplication map

Contact details

The project's Customer and Stakeholder Management team is committed to listening to stakeholders and values all community feedback.

Email: engagement.northern@tmr.qld.gov.au
Phone: 1800 625 648

Media gallery

Upgrades to the intersection of Riverway Drive and Allambie Lane are now complete
Upgrades to the intersection of Riverway Drive and Allambie Lane are now complete

The Riverway Drive duplication project delivered dual lanes of traffic between Gollogly Lane and Allambie Lane
The Riverway Drive duplication project delivered dual lanes of traffic between Gollogly Lane and Allambie Lane

Last updated
24 January 2019