|Funding Programme:||Investment Road and Rail Programme
|Expected Start/Finish:||September 2012 - June 2015
|Estimated Project Cost:||$13,400,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$8,200,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Cloncurry Shire Council
The project involved construction of 3.9 km of new road, 500 metres of widening works, T-intersections at Railway Street and the Flinders Highway and a four way intersection at Sur Hudson Fysh Drive; forming a heavy vehicle bypass of Cloncurry, from the Flinders Highway to Sir Hudson Fysh Drive.
With the bypass now completed, heavy vehicles will be removed from the town centre and the following benefits will be realised:
- An increase in safety for residents and general purpose traffic within Cloncurry due to the reduced heavy vehicle movements;
- Improved freight efficiency for heavy vehicles along the Flinders Highway; and
- Improved road conditions within the town due to reduced impact from heavy vehicle movements.
The Australian Government provided $8.2 million to the project, in partnership with the Cloncurry Shire Council.
Full construction commenced mid 2014 and was completed in mid 2015.
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Project details last updated: 7/07/2015