Construction tenders have been called for the $34.6 million Cape River Bridge Upgrade, south of Charters Towers and that’s expected to support 34 regional jobs.
The project would deliver a new, higher and wider bridge and improved approaches on a 2km section of the Gregory Developmental Road and would improve road safety and accessibility between Emerald and Charters Towers.
The tender for the supply of bridge piles was awarded to Rockhampton-based company Stresscrete earlier this month and we expect to award the construction contract early next year.
The Upgrade is part of the Governments’ $77 million investment in the Gregory Developmental Road over the next three years.
Construction of the Cape River Bridge Upgrade is expected to start in April, after the wet season, and be completed by mid-2018, weather and construction conditions permitting.