The final section of the Townsville Ring Road is expected be completed six months ahead of schedule.
Minister for Major Projects, Territories and Local Government Paul Fletcher said the $200 million Townsville Ring Road Section 4 (TRR4) project was scheduled for completion by mid-2017, but is now expected to be completed in January 2017.
PRIME MINISTER: Well welcome everyone. What a great day. I’m here with the Treasurer and many of my Ministerial colleagues, my Victorian colleagues, to announce the Coalition’s plan for Victorian infrastructure. A plan that will see $1.5 billion invested in the roads and the rail that will ensure that Victorians are able to get to work and get to school without spending hour after hour of frustrating delay in traffic jams.
The Turnbull Government has committed to an additional $1.5 billion to get on with essential infrastructure to support Victoria’s regions and ensure Melbourne retains its mantle as one of the most liveable cities in the world.
PAUL FLETCHER: Well good afternoon. I’m very pleased to be here. I’m just wanting to make some comments about an announcement that’s been made today by the Queensland Government in relation to the Cross River Rail project.
A $1 million safety upgrade at a key intersection in Mount Gambier has been completed, with new traffic signals to be switched on today at the intersection of Wireless Road and the Riddoch Highway, known locally as the Penola Road.
State governments have been told to lift their game on funding new infrastructure projects, and can no longer treat the Commonwealth like an automatic teller machine that spits out cash, Major Projects Minister Paul Fletcher says.
The North-South Corridor Torrens Road to River Torrens project will mark its first major milestone when traffic moves to new surface roads in preparation for the upgrade of two major intersections.