|Funding Programme:||Northern Australia Roads Programme
|Expected Start/Finish:||Early 2019 - Early 2020
|Estimated Project Cost:||$28,750,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$23,000,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Isaac Regional Council,Whitsunday Regional Council
The Bowen Developmental Road is a rural strategic main road connecting the Bruce Highway at Bowen to the Gregory Developmental Road. The route is currently partially sealed.
The project will upgrade unsealed sections of Bowen Developmental Road between the Gregory Developmental Road (near Belyando Crossing) and Collinsville. The project comprises sealing to an 8 metre formation and drainage works.
The project will support growing traffic volumes on the Road from a diverse range of road users, including mining and agricultural industries, local communities and tourists.
The project will provide the following benefits:
- increased road safety for passenger and freight vehicles, through the sealing of unsealed sections
- reduced vehicle operating costs, through improvements to road surfaces
- improved travel-time reliability.
The Australian Government has committed up to $23 million towards this $28.75 million project.
Construction is expected to commence in early-2019, 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: 8/02/2017