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Preferred builder announced for Bill Fulton Bridge duplication in QLD


Posted by Monica Gameng

The contract for the $34.2 million Bill Fulton Bridge duplication on Cairns Western Arterial Road has been awarded and construction is on track to begin in November. The preferred builder for this project is a joint venture comprising of Albem Operations and Highway Construction.

According to Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure Jackie Trad, this project is being prioritised by the Palaszczuk Government.

“Duplicating the Bill Fulton Bridge will improve safety and traffic flow for the 30,000 commuters, transport operators and tourists who use this route every day.

“The project is funded by the Palaszczuk Government’s $180 million Significant Regional Infrastructure Projects Program (SRIPP) and construction is on track to begin in November this year,” Ms Trad said.

This project will involve the construction of a new 120-metre bridging as well as the duplication of 700 metres of Cairns Western Arterial Road – between Brinsmead Road and Redlynch Connection Road – and signalisation of the Brinsmead Road intersection. Craig Crawford, Member for Barron River, said that up to 97 jobs will be supported during the construction phase of the project.

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

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Monica Gameng

Monica Gameng

As PlantMiner's Marketing Assistant since 2015, Monica is responsible for researching and sharing new and progressing projects within the construction and mining sectors in Australia. It's no surprise that Monica has her finger on the pulse of Australian major projects given she has produced more than 1000 posts. She truly is an industry expert. Monica's passion for educating and inspiring readers saw the PlantMiner blog recognised by Feedspot as one of the Best Australian Construction Blogs in 2018 and 2019. PlantMiner is Australia's largest online construction marketplace. Sign up as a vendor to find and engage with civil and commercial contractors across Australia. Alternatively, if you're looking for plant and equipment you can compare equipment and subcontractor quotes from vendors near you in just a few steps.