Mendi Construction has been announced as the successful bid contractor for the upgrade of the Benwell Rd and Archer St intersection at the Port of Townsville.
The $1.3 million intersection project will commence this month and is due for completion by the end of 2016.
Port of Townsville Limited general manager infrastructure and planning Kim Gebers said that the project involved widening the intersection footprint by adding turning lanes, reconfiguring existing kerbing, relocating some existing infrastructure, and resurfacing works.
“The existing intersection on Benwell Rd/Archer St has been in place since the 1970s and since then we’ve seen the construction of the Port Access Road to facilitate better traffic flow into the Townsville Port,” Mr Gebers said.
“A substantial amount of cargo arrives at the port by road train and this intersection needs an upgrade to more safely and efficiently handle longer vehicles; ensuring we get the best supply chain productivity for the
Townsville Port and our customers.”
Mendi Construction managing director Jeffrey Doyle said that as a local business they believed in the growth and development of Townsville and the local community infrastructure.
“The improvements to this highly utilised intersection will provide ongoing employment for Mendi Construction’s local personnel, suppliers and subcontractors,” he said.