Townsville City Council has awarded a $3.5 million contract to upgrade the Ingham Rd and Enterprise St intersection at the Bohle.
BMD Constructions has been awarded the contract and the upgrade is expected to support 30 jobs.
The project includes new turning lanes, raised concrete medians, widening the carriageway, drainage improvements and upgraded pavement work.
About 13,000 vehicles use Ingham Rd every day, with 25 per cent of the traffic coming from commercial vehicles.
Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said the council was committed to upgrading the city’s road network to improve safety and traffic flow.
“This crucial upgrade will allow safer access to and from Enterprise St, particularly for heavy vehicles,” Cr Hill said.
Infrastructure Committee chairman Mark Molachino said the project was the third upgrade to intersections along Ingham Rd in recent years.
“The council understands how important Ingham Rd is for motorists and truckies,” Cr Molachino said.
“Importantly, these upgrade will work together to improve safety on one of the city’s busiest roads.”
Meanwhile, work on a multimillion-dollar park upgrade in Heatley has commenced, with the project supporting up to 20 jobs.
The project includes new playground equipment, a pump track, upgraded sporting fields, CCTV installation, lighting improvements, footpaths, shade sails and park benches.
The project, being completed by JMac Constructions, received $3.1 million from the State Government’s Works for Queensland program.