|Funding Program:||Northern Australia Roads Program
|Expected Start/Finish:||Late 2017 - Late 2019
|Estimated Project Cost:||$25,000,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$20,000,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Flinders Shire Council
|Corridor:||Townsville - Mount Isa
The Flinders Highway is a high-productivity freight route, which forms part of the National Land Transport Network, linking agricultural and mining activities to the processing and export facilities in Townsville.
The scope of works for this project includes replacing seven culverts, which are past their design life and are showing signs of structural fatigue on the section of the Highway between Charters Towers and Richmond.
This project is one of two packages of work being funded under the Northern Australia Roads Program on the Flinders Highway.
The project will support growing traffic volumes on the Highway from a diverse range of road users and provide the following benefits:
- reduced whole-of-life infrastructure costs, through replacement of ageing and vulnerable culverts
- increased route reliability for heavy vehicles
The Australian Government has committed up to $20 million towards this $25 million project.
Construction commenced in September 2017 and is expected to be completed in late 2019, weather permitting.
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Project details last updated: 21/05/2018