|Funding Programme:||Northern Australia Beef Roads Programme
|Expected Start/Finish:||Early 2019 - Mid 2019
|Estimated Project Cost:||$1,200,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$960,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Barcaldine Regional Council,Isaac Regional Council
The Clermont Alpha Road is a strategic regional road for transporting cattle in northern Queensland, linking the towns of Clermont and Alpha.
The project consists of approximately 2.3 kilometres of sealing works on the Alpha Road to improve productivity, resilience and safety. In conjunction with Clermont - Alpha Road packages one and two, a total of approximately 16.9 kilometres of the Alpha Road will be upgraded to a two-lane sealed standard.
The project will deliver the following improvements to the cattle supply chain:
- improved productivity and travel times, by sealing unsealed sections of road resulting in higher travel speeds and reduced transport costs
- reduced damage and stress to livestock, by reducing road roughness and dust generation (causing livestock dehydration)
- improved road safety by providing 8-metre wide sealed road
- reduced whole-of-life asset management costs by strengthening and widening pavements to reduce accelerated road wear and damage by heavy vehicles
The Australian Government has committed up to $0.96 million towards this $1.20 million project.
Construction is expected to commence in early-2019.
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Project details last updated: 9/05/2017