Works under way

Work is currently under way on piling for a 670m long bridge to become a fourth Pioneer River crossing for Mackay. The landmark $497.3 million Mackay Ring Road project will improve travel times by 14 per cent by avoiding 13 km of low-speed urban roadway. The Mackay Ring Road will deliver 11.3 km of new road, including the first 2.6 km of the Walkerston Bypass. In addition, 13 new bridges will be built, including a major bridge crossing on the Pioneer River and also Fursden Creek, two major overpasses for the Peak Downs Highway and North Coast Rail Line. Seven minor overpasses of existing local roads and cane rail will also be built and the new Pioneer River crossing will have 100-year flood immunity. Vehicles using the ring road will avoid 10 sets of traffic lights between Stockroute Road and Bald Hill Road with 80km/h and 100km/h speed limits.

Mackay Ring Road Stage 1

Stage 1 (in green above) is already under construction and a funding commitment is needed for stage 2 (in orange).

Authorised by George Christensen MP, Liberal National Party, 2/21 Milton Street, Mackay QLD 4740.