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    Main Roads, Fisheries and Marine Infrastructure
    The Honourable Craig Wallace

    Townsville company wins flood-damaged road reconstruction contract

    Main Roads, Fisheries and Marine Infrastructure
    The Honourable Craig Wallace

    Saturday, August 27, 2011

    Townsville company wins flood-damaged road reconstruction contract

    Townsville-based Road Maintenance Solutions has been awarded a contract to reconstruct flood damage on a section of the Bruce Highway south of Townsville.

    Main Roads Minister Craig Wallace said the $5.8 million project was a strong example of the federal and state governments getting on with the job of reconstructing flood-affected roads in North Queensland.

    “These works are part of a $155 million package to repair more than 161 kilometres of roads across North Queensland,” Mr Wallace said.

    “The awarding of this contract also demonstrates the important role local companies play in Operation Queenslander.”

    “This $5.8 million job will widen and reconstruct a 1.7-kilometre stretch of the Bruce Highway, between Tindall Court and Alligator Creek,” Mr Wallace said.

    “This is all part of an unprecedented state-wide reconstruction effort that is required to repair the damage caused by flood events in 2010 and 2011.

    “The project will sustain 61 direct and indirect jobs and is expected to be completed by early 2012, weather permitting.

    Mr Wallace said road crews all across North Queensland were putting in a huge effort to deliver an extensive program of long-term reconstruction works.

    “Long-term reconstruction does mean some short-term delays for motorists so traffic controls and speed restrictions will be in place,” he said.

    “I urge all motorists to take care when driving through road works and to continue to obey all lowered speed limits and instructions from traffic controllers.”

    Motorists can stay informed about road works and possible delays by checking the latest traffic and travel information at www.131940.qld.gov.au or by phoning 13 19 40 before travelling.

    Works are being funded under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) program.

    Under NDRRA, the Federal Government provides 75 per cent of the funding, with 25 per cent from the State Government.

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