QLD road funding


The Federal Government has committed $160 million towards a north Queensland road

QLD road funding
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss

Construction is now underway on the final section of the Townsville Ring Road between Shaw Road and Mount Low in north Queensland.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss says the project demonstrates the Australian Government's commitment to the Bruce Highway.

"The Townsville Ring Road is another example of how the Australian Government is helping fix major road infrastructure in north Queensland," he says.

Federal Member for Herbert Ewen Jones says the latest section of the Townsville Ring Road will address capacity limitations and accident risks on Shaw Road.

"This stage will consist of an 11.5 kilometre section crossing the Bohle Plains, which will be built to motorway standard, with speed limits of 100 kilometres an hour," he says.

"Once completed, the Townsville Ring Road will reduce congestion on local roads while significantly improving the movement of freight traffic to and from the Port of Townsville."

The Australian Government is providing $160 million towards construction of the ring road, with the Queensland Government providing the remaining $40 million.

Construction is expected to be complete in 2017.

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