The construction industry has been hit by a string of auctions as more workers are needed to clear the roadblocks along the country’s main road network.
Key points:More than 3,000 workers are on the job across Queensland to clear roadblocksThis comes after a string by the state to get its road network in order.
The Government has been running a three-month maintenance campaign on roads to bring them up to date and the process is set to take up to two years.
Road construction has been a major focus of the Government in recent months.
The Northern Queensland Infrastructure Corporation (NQIC) has put out an urgent call for contractors to make their mark on the road network ahead of the construction season.
A spokeswoman said contractors were required to meet a range of requirements, including meeting “code of practice”, but not all had been met yet.
“As the work of this year is under way, there are still many more contractors on the project than are needed and we are continuing to provide feedback to the contractors on our progress,” the spokeswoman said.
“There are currently about 3,300 construction workers across Queensland working on the construction of roads, bridges, roads and railways.”
The Government is expected to announce a number of new road projects, including a road widening project to the east of Townsville, a major road upgrade in the North Queensland region and a major upgrade to the Northern Queensland Regional Transport Authority.
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