Benwell /Archer Street Intersection Upgrade

Port of Townsville


The Intersection Upgrade is to cater for increased volumes of heavy vehicles including Type 1 and Type 2 Road Trains servicing the Townsville Port and allied industries as well as the increased usage of the general through route from the south side of Townsville via to the CBD and further north via the Townsville Port Access Road. The intersection is one of the busiest intersections around the port, handling around 440 cars and trucks an hour. The project involved widening the intersection footprint by adding turning lanes, reconfiguring existing kerbing, relocating some existing infrastructure, and resurfacing works.


  • Earthworks included general clearing, strip and place topsoil as well as excavation works to create room for the new roadworks


  • A new turning lane for south bound traffic and a widening of Benwell Road was constructed with kerbed edges, traffic islands and cement treated pavements with asphalt surfacing to TMR standards including 200 tonne of deep lift asphalt

Civil Infrastructure

  • Stormwater infrastructure upgraded and structural protection of existing underground trunk water main and high voltage electrical service conduits. 

  • Street lighting was also improved with 16 new overhead street lights including 2 lights directly for Department of Transport and Main Roads

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