Oct 27, 2019

Piles of progress for Mackay Ring Rd

Piles of progress for Mackay Ring Rd

The $497.3 million Mackay Ring Rd project is on track for completion in late 2020 after passing a number of milestones in recent months.

A Transport and Main Roads spokesman said procurement activities were nearing completion, with subcontracts previously awarded for all major components.

The Mackay Ring Road (Stage 1) involves the construction of 13 bridges, including four water crossings and nine overpass structures.

The department says the last of 462 piles are in place, including those for the new Pioneer River bridge (see footage below).

This month saw overall works advance to the point where 98 per cent of pre-cast pipes and box culverts for the project have been installed (about. 4km).

Early next year should see earthworks complete and Peak Downs Highway traffic switched to the completed alignment.

Piles and piles of piles. Reduced travel time and improved safety is a step closer for Mackay motorists as bridge construction forges ahead on the Mackay Ring Road. The last of 462 piles, that make up the bridge and overpass foundations, are now in place. The last pile was recently built on the new Pioneer River bridge and completes the foundation works for the project – literally setting the project in stone!For more information, visit: https://bit.ly/2P6fR1oThis project is joint funded by the Queensland and Austrailan governments, via the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development

Posted by Department of Transport and Main Roads (Queensland) on Sunday, 20 October 2019

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