|Funding Program:||Investment Road and Rail Program
|Expected Start/Finish:||Early 2019 - Late 2019
|Estimated Project Cost:||$3,880,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$3,100,000
The project involves approximately 19 kilometres of works to widen the existing road to a six-metre seal on an eight-metre formation.
The project is expected to deliver the following benefits:
- reduced travel time for all road users;
- reduced costs to freight operators and improved route reliability through a decrease in road closures and reduced vehicle operating costs;
- improved economic opportunities for all industries (such as mining and tourism) through improved access across the region; and
- reduced accidents by improving the overall safety of the route.
The Australian Government will provide 80% of the project costs capped up to a contribution of $3.10 million, subject to Queensland providing 20% of the project costs.
Construction is expected to commence in early-2019, noting that the project is still in the early stages of the development and the above project timeline is subject to change.
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Project details last updated: 4/05/2018