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Clermont - Alpha Road - Progressive Sealing - Package Two

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Funding Programme:Northern Australia Beef Roads Programme
Status:Not started
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2018 - Early 2019
Estimated Project Cost:$5,010,000
Australian Government Contribution:$4,010,000
Local Council/Shire:Barcaldine Regional Council,Isaac Regional Council
State:QLD

Project Description

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 9.6 kilometres of sealing works on the Alpha Road to improve productivity, resilience and safety. In conjunction with Clermont - Alpha Road packages one and three, a total of approximately 16.9 kilometres of the Alpha Road will be upgraded to a two-lane sealed standard.

Benefits

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

Funding

The Australian Government has committed up to $4.01 million towards this $5.01 million project.

Timetable

Construction is expected to commence in mid-2018, noting that the project is still in the early stages of development and the above project timelines are subject to change.

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Project details last updated: 15/02/2017