Thousands of motorists will benefit from improved safety, reduced congestion and better travel times following the official opening of the $280 million Townsville Ring Road Stage 5 (TRR5) project.
The project is jointly funded by Australian Government funding of $224 million and the Queensland Government's $56 million contribution.
Since the project got underway in mid-2021, 4 new bridges have been delivered and 22,000 tonnes of asphalt laid across 6 kilometres of highway.
TRR5 involved duplicating the six-kilometre, two-lane section of the Townsville Ring Road between Vickers Bridge and Shaw Road to 4 lanes.
The major infrastructure upgrade has delivered safety and capacity improvements to 3 existing interchanges, while a new interchange and 4 new bridges have been built to improve traffic flow and road safety on the Bruce Highway.
A section of Beck Drive has also been upgraded, delivering a new signalised intersection at Gouldian Avenue along with improved pedestrian and bicycle facilities.