Oct 13, 2016

November start to Cairns bridge project

November start to Cairns bridge project
A contract has been awarded for the duplication of the Bill Fulton Bridge on Cairns’ Western Arterial Road.

An Albem Operations and Highway Construction joint venture is expected to start the $34.2 million project in November.

The route is used by an estimated 30,000 commuters every day.

The project was expected to support 97 jobs during construction said Member for Barron River Craig Crawford.

“The project will include 120 metres of new bridging, duplication of 700 metres of Cairns Western Arterial Road between Brinsmead Road and Redlynch Connection Road and signalisation of the Brinsmead Road intersection,” Mr Crawford said.

“This will considerably improve safety and traffic flow by removing a notorious ‘pinch-point’ on one of Cairns’ key arterial roads.”

Album had delivered projects in Cairns previously and had a great track record of engaging local suppliers and subcontractors, Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said.

“As a joint venture with Highway Construction, these companies have once again shown a positive commitment to generating more work for locals.”