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Diamantina Developmental Road (Boulia - Dajarra) Rehabilitation and Widening

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Funding Programme:Northern Australia Beef Roads Programme
Status:Not started
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2018 - Late 2018
Estimated Project Cost:$5,030,000
Australian Government Contribution:$4,030,000
Local Council/Shire:Boulia Shire Council
State:QLD

Project Description

The Diamantina Developmental Road is a north-south road linking Mount Isa to Charlesville. The Boulia to Dajarra section is mostly sealed to a narrow 3.8 metre standard, and services a number of abattoirs and cattle grazing areas in northern Queensland.

The project involves widening and rehabilitation of approximately 11.5 kilometres of road from a narrow single-lane seal to a six-metre wide seal to improve productivity, resilience and safety on the Boulia to Dajarra section.

Benefits

The project will deliver the following improvements to the cattle supply chain:

  • improved road safety by widening the pavement seal to allow for two-way traffic
  • reduced damage and stress to livestock by widening the pavement seal to remove the need for cattle trucks to leave the sealed pavement at high speed when approaching oncoming vehicles
  • improved travel time and reliability by providing two-way sealed road conditions
  • 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 $4.03 million towards this $5.03 million project.

Timetable

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