Work begins on Cloncurry truck bypass

Construction of a new heavy vehicle bypass in Queensland to cater for large mining trucks and road trains has started

August 28, 2012

Construction of a new heavy vehicle bypass in north-west Queensland town of Cloncurry is underway to accommodate the growing number of mining trucks and road trains using the area.

The $8.2 million federally-funded project will build a 4.4km bypass connected to the Flinders Highway.

Cloncurry Mayor Andrew Daniels says the project will also widen local roads and install new intersections.

"The bypass is no longer just an aspiration or a line on the map. It will soon be a real road delivering real benefits including safer, quicker driving conditions and up to 350 fewer trucks a day rumbling through the town," he says.

"It will bring real benefit to our community and our town."

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