Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Bruce Highway - Townsville Ring Road - Stage 5

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:July 2021 - Mid 2023
Estimated Project Cost:$280,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$224,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Townsville City Council
Corridor:Townsville - Mount Isa

Project Description

The Townsville Ring Road - Stage 5 project will duplicate six kilometres of the Bruce Highway, the only remaining two-lane, undivided carriageway section of the 22 kilometre Townsville Ring Road. It will also include a new interchange at local road, Beck Drive.


The duplication of this section and the new interchange will reduce congestion and improve freight efficiency and road safety for all road users.


The Australian Government has committed up to $224 million towards the project.


Construction has commenced in July 2021 and is expected to be completed by mid 2023, weather permitting.

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Project details last updated: 31/10/2022