The Peak Downs Highway is a key transport route connecting the regional city of Mackay to the mining and agricultural areas of Central Queensland. Eton Range is used heavily by oversize vehicles servicing mining and agricultural industries, as well as general motorists traveling to and from work centres.
The Eton Range Realignment Project upgrades the existing range crossing to 2 lanes in each direction, with a split carriageway for part of the range. The project reduces the current grade to improve safety for heavy vehicles and introduces other measures to help control approach and departure speeds.
Flight Assess has been involved in this project, providing aerial imagery for oversight, mapping and planning since 2016. The footage provided significant value during the project for both TMR in executing their oversight and compliance roles along with the major contractor Fulton Hogan.