The Mackay Showgrounds Intersection upgrade is located at the intersections of the Bruce Highway / Shakespeare Street and Bruce Highway / Mackay – Slade Point Road (Showgrounds) in Mackay
The project involved the provision of additional lanes and rehabilitation of existing asphalt surfacing elements of which generally included:
The project involved numerous stakeholders including DTMR, Mackay Regional Council, The Mackay Show Association, local businesses and residents, to name a few.
Signalling change overs were complex and required well organised and managed traffic control switching. The staged approach adopted delivered all 3 no. intersections with no traffic impacts including a major change to the traffic flow to the major shopping centre of Canelands.
The asphalting works included a full highway diversion around the Mackay showgrounds. This allowed the finishing works to be carried out over a larger area and ultimately provided a higher quality finish than required under the contract.
Mackay Showgrounds Intersection Upgrade
Department of Transport and Main Roads