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Bruce Highway – Townsville Ring Road – Section 4 (Shaw Road to Mount Low)

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Funding Programme:Investment Road and Rail Programme
Status:Completed
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:March 2015 - December 2016
Estimated Project Cost:$200,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$160,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Townsville City Council
State:QLD
Corridor:Brisbane - Cairns

Project Description

The project involves the construction of the final section of the Townsville Ring Road, between Shaw Road and Mount Low through the Bohle Plains. It will connect Sections 2 and 3 of the Ring Road with the Bruce Highway north of the Mount Low Parkway intersection.

Benefits

The completed Ring Road will address the capacity limitations and accident risks of the existing Shaw Road section and improve the movement of freight traffic to and from the Port of Townsville, on the Bruce Highway.

Funding

The Australian Government has committed up to $160 million towards the project in partnership with the Queensland Government.

Timetable

Construction commenced in March 2015 and was completed December 2016.

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Project details last updated: 15/12/2016