Vassallo Constructions has won the contract to build the $15 million roundabout, which is located at the intersection of the highway and Hay Point Road.
Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry said the new 80 metre-wide roundabout will improve safety for motorists.
“More than 12,000 vehicles drive through this busy intersection each day, including freight traffic heading to the Hay Point and Dalrymple Bay coal terminals—important contributors to the Queensland economy,” she said.
“The needs of the road freight industry were carefully considered during the project’s design phase, with a particular focus on ensuring heavy vehicles can access the two coal terminals without causing major disruptions to normal traffic flows.
“When complete, the new dual-lane roundabout will make this intersection much safer and ensure motorists don’t need to conduct dangerous manoeuvrers to pass slow moving freight vehicles.”
Work is expected to begin next week. The project is expected to be completed and open to traffic by mid-2016.