Construction is underway on the $152 million Smithfield Bypass project, led by the Highway Albem Joint Venture.
Member for Barron River Craig Crawford said the project would significantly reduce traffic on the Captain Cook Highway (CCH) by diverting through traffic on to the new bypass and supporting jobs.
“This is a project that is supporting jobs for Far North Queenslanders, and for the duration of this project, that means about 115 jobs” Mr Crawford said.
He said the design phase for this project had recommended bringing forward a future stage of the Smithfield Bypass.
“By doing this work now as part of the current construction plan, we will improve the wider road network’s functionality, improving road safety and saving costs on future works,” he said.
Works are expected to finish in late 2020, weather permitting. For more information visit https://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Projects/Name/S/Smithfield-Bypass-project