Riverway Drive Stage 2 (Allambie Lane to Dunlop Street) planning

We are carrying out planning and Business Case development to consider safety and efficiency upgrades along Riverway Drive between Allambie Lane and Dunlop Street in Townsville.

Riverway Drive is located within the suburb of Kelso, about 20km south-west of Townsville's CBD. In 2018, we completed the duplication of Riverway Drive between Gollogly Lane and Allambie Lane, improving efficiency and safety for more than 20,000 vehicles per day.

We are now carrying out an assessment of the road corridor further south, between Allambie Lane and Dunlop Street. This assessment has included traffic modelling and analysis to guide development of a Business Case. The Business Case will recommend upgrades to improve safety and efficiency along this section of Riverway Drive.

Detailed design and construction of the recommended upgrades would then be dependent on available funding.

Planning and Business Case development is continuing with expected completion in late August 2020. Our planning and Business Case will consider safety and efficiency upgrades to a 3.1km section of Riverway Drive between Allambie Lane and Dunlop Street.

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Increases capacity
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Increases traffic flow
  • Reduces peak hour congestion
  • Better road access
  • Reduces travel time

Key features

Assessment of the safety and efficiency of Riverway Drive in Townsville, between Allambie Lane and Dunlop Street.

Funding

$1.95 million has been allocated by the Queensland Government for planning and business case development.

Total investment
$1.95 million
Queensland Government
$1.95 million

Riverway Drive duplication stage 2: map