Mackay Regional Council is preparing to upgrade the Milton and Archibald streets intersection.
Mackay Regional Council is preparing to upgrade the Milton and Archibald streets intersection.

Council to install new roundabout in South Mackay

TWELVE trees will be removed ahead of a new roundabout in South Mackay to ease traffic congestion and improve safety.

The trees will be removed from the airport boundary fence this coming Wednesday from 7am.

This is to make way for a single-lane roundabout at the Milton and Archibald St intersection.

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Mackay Regional Council issued a statement that the current T-intersection was reaching capacity “and the roundabout will be able to cater for higher traffic volumes as well as improving safety”.

Once the trees had been removed, the council would begin work relocating key service infrastructure between October and March next year.

“This will include the relocation of optic fibre services, water mains, sewer services and electrical services,” a council spokeswoman said.

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The construction of the roundabout at the Milton and Archibald streets intersection will

also be complemented with new trunk drainage infrastructure to improve flood immunity

in this area.

Construction of the roundabout and associated trunk drainage infrastructure will begin in

March 2021, weather permitting.

This project is funded by the Queensland Government through the Transport

Infrastructure Development Scheme and Mackay Regional Council.