Shamrock Civil has won a $2.9 million contract for work to streamline the entry to Townsville Airport.
The project involves the extension of Meenan St to meet John Melton Drive, which will become the main entry and exit point to the airport – significantly improving traffic flow in the area.
Landscaping and planting of large trees will be carried out along the road and drainage works undertaken to improve the run-off capability of the land directly behind homes backing onto the Meenan St reserve.
Townsville Airport chief operating officer Kevin Gill said the new entryway was an important element in the overall plans for the airport redevelopment.
“By joining Meenan St with John Melton Black Drv, airport users will have a more direct, appropriate and attractive entry into Townsville Airport, providing a significant improvement for vehicles seeking to access the airport,” he said.
“This will also result in less interaction between pedestrians and vehicles around the terminal, creating a safer environment for all road users.”
Works are expected to be delivered from mid-October to late May 2020.
Funding for the project is being delivered by Townsville Airport and through the Australian Government’s Building Better Region’s fund, which Townsville City Council applied for.