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Abigroup to duplicate Queensland's Douglas Arterial road

27 May 2010

Abigroup in a joint venture with Seymour Whyte has been appointed to carry out the construction component of the $110 million duplication of the Douglas Arterial which forms part of the Townsville Ring Road in North Queensland.

The Douglas Arterial Duplication (DAD) project will increase the number of lanes of the road, between University Road and Riverway Drive, from two to four and will create a median divide dual carriageway.

The DAD project involves the construction of approximately 5.7km of two lane road plus shoulders, three new dual lane bridges and one new three lane bridge for Ross River/Riverway Drive.

The project also includes:

  • road safety barriers and retaining walls;
  • traffic signs modifications;
  • road lighting;
  • drainage; and
  • landscaping. 

Abigroup’s Queensland Engineering Manager Peter Fitzgerald said, “We’re delighted to be awarded the Douglas Arterial Duplication project on the back of our successful collaboration with Transport and Main Roads on the Townsville Port Access Road project.

“This project further underpins our commitment to providing North Queensland with the skills and resources required to deliver quality infrastructure at great value for money.

“In planning these works - adjacent to Townsville General Hospital, James Cook University Campus and the Australian Army’s Lavarack Barracks - the project team is conscious of the recent high level of construction disruption experienced by Douglas Arterial Road users and have committed to a fast track program aimed at early completion.”

DAD is a joint Federal-State funded project to be delivered by the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads with the main design work being carried out by AECOM.

Work is now underway and is scheduled to be fully completed in 2012.

Aerial view of the project site

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