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Kennedy Developmental Road (Mount Garnet – The Lynd) Pavement Widening

Funding Program:Northern Australia Roads Program
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2017 - Late 2017
Estimated Project Cost:$3,320,000
Australian Government Contribution:$2,660,000
Local Council/Shire:Charters Towers Regional Council

Project Description

The Kennedy Developmental Road is a key inland intra-regional road.

The scope of works for this project includes widening (from single-lane to two-lane seal) over 3 kilometres of Kennedy Developmental Road between Mount Garnet and the Lynd.

This project one of two packages of work on the Kennedy Developmental Road being funded under the Northern Australia Roads Program.


These works enable this section of the Kennedy Developmental Road to better accomodate future increases in heavy vehicle traffic.

This project will provide the following benefits:

  • a wider and safer two-lane highway for the 100 km/h posted speed environment;
  • increased heavy vehicle capacity on the proposed North-South Inland Freight Corridor;
  • improved reliability and efficiency of freight movements between the East Coast and the Gulf;
  • as well as better access to the proposed new Gilbert River agricultural area and North West Mineral Province;
  • reduced whole-of-life asset management costs by strengthening and widening pavements to reduce
    accelerated road wear and damage caused by heavy vehicles


The Australian Government has committed $2.66 million towards this $3.32 million project.


Construction commenced in July 2017.

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Project details last updated: 5/10/2017