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Peak Downs Highway (Clermont – Nebo) Logan Creek to Nine Mile Creek – Pavement Widening and Strengthening (Package 1)

Funding Program:Northern Australia Roads Program
Status:Not started
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2019 - Early 2020
Estimated Project Cost:$35,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$28,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Isaac Regional Council
State:QLD

Project Description

The Peak Downs Highway is a strategic road linking mining and agricultural activities in the Bowen Basin and the Central Highlands districts to Emerald and Mackay, and to the ports of Mackay, Abbot Point and Hay Point.

This project will strengthen and widen approximately 13 kilometres of the Highway, providing a wider and safer two-lane highway, which will better accommodate over-size and over-mass freight vehicles.

Benefits

The project builds on existing Australian and Queensland government investments on the Peak Downs Highway and will provide the following benefits:    

  • improved safety, through provision of recovery areas, pavement protection and increased separation between heavy vehicles, caravans and light vehicles;
  • improved freight efficiency, through pavement strengthening and widening;
  • reduced road maintenance costs, through upgrading of the overall road standard.

Funding

The Australian Government has committed up to $28 million towards this $35 million project.

Timetable

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: 10/02/2017