|Funding Programme:||Northern Australia Beef Roads Programme
|Expected Start/Finish:||Early 2018 - Late 2018
|Estimated Project Cost:||$2,500,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$2,000,000
|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.
This package consists of approximately 5 kilometres of sealing works on the Alpha Road to improve productivity, resilience and safety. In conjunction with Clermont - Alpha Road packages two and three, 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 $2 million towards this $2.50 million project.
Construction is expected to commence in early-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