Walkerston bypass

Walkerston Bypass Project Update

Our team were out on site recently at the Walkerston Bypass Project, which we have supported from the business case stage through to construction and delivery to see how works are progressing with contractor Fulton Hogan and client the Department of Transport and Main Roads.

The $186 million project located near Mackay will see a new 2-lane rural highway connect the Peak Downs Highway connect to Mackay Ring Road and comprises new bridge structures and overpasses, which will redirect heavy traffic, reduce congestion, and improve flood immunity.

fission’s Jono Smit provided us with an update from the project, “As you can see, the project is progressing well, and that is down to the meticulous level of planning and work being undertaken by the contractor and supply chain. It’s clear that every detail is being carefully considered to ensure that the project is completed to the highest standards possible.”

“Our role in the project includes independent program review, monthly progress assessment, and change management. Through our work, we’re able to provide valuable insights to the project team, ensuring that the project stays on track and meets its objectives. It is great to see a critical project for the region being delivered to such high standards, and we’re proud to be part of a team that’s making a positive impact on the region,” said Jono.

With works scheduled for completion in mid to late 2024, we will keep you updated as the projects progress and our involvement in the coming months.  “In addition to the Walkerston Bypass Project, fission is also supporting TMR with program deliverables to the Mackay Ring Road Bald Hill Connection (MRRBHC) project which links the Mackay Ring Road with the recently completed Mackay Northern Access Upgrade project. Furthermore,  the MRRBHC plays a vital role in enabling the future Mackay Port Access. With these major infrastructure projects on-going and planned in the region, it certainly is an exciting time for critical infrastructure investment and delivery in Queensland. We look forward to visiting each project, collaborating with the project teams and supporting successful project outcomes,” said Jono.

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