Mackay Ring Road open to traffic

September 09, 2020
  • Construction and commissioning

A major regional road project

CPB Contractors’ project Mackay Ring Road in Queensland’s north has this week opened to traffic. Works included more than 11km of highway and 13 bridge structures including two underpasses and two dual lane roundabouts. It was completed Lost Time Injury free with 1.3 million hours worked. A fantastic safety achievement.

An example of CPB Contractors commitment to supporting the communities in which we work, more than 80 percent of workers, subcontractors and suppliers were from the local area. Throughout the life of the project, 1,800 people were inducted to work on Mackay Ring Road and more than 140 subcontractor businesses and suppliers were engaged.

Now complete, the Mackay Ring Road project will help to reduce the number of heavy vehicles travelling through Mackay’s city centre, and significantly improve the operation of local, regional and national road networks.

Mackay Ring Road project manager Sam West said CPB Contractors had not just delivered a road network that enhances capacity, accessibility and safety but one that will have lasting impacts to local businesses and residents for many years to come.

“Through the construction of this project we have collectively delivered many benefits to the Mackay community through employment, training and upskilling, and purchase of materials and products from local businesses,” Sam said.

“Mackay Ring Road will not only remove heavy freight from the middle of Mackay but provide for a more efficient transit system from the north to the south of Mackay, with its benefits to be felt right along the coast of Queensland.”


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