• Funding program Roads of Strategic Importance
  • Status In planning
  • Transport mode Road
  • Expected start/finish Mid 2023 - Early 2026
  • Estimated project cost $30,000,000
  • Australian Government contribution $24,000,000
  • State QLD

Project description

This project includes a floodway upgrade and new culverts at Alick Creek on the Flinders Highway. 

The Flinders Highway, on the National Land Transport Network, is a key east-west route in Queensland for freight, passengers and tourists. Some sections, such as flood ways, require upgrades to improve heavy vehicle access. This project will address this and improve the safety and resilience of the road, reduce maintenance costs and enable productivity and efficiency for all road users.

This project is funded under the Tennant Creek to Townsville corridor under the Roads of Strategic Importance initiative. Alongside three other projects on the Flinders Highway, this project has been added to the corridor at the 2022-23 Budget in a strategic approach to progressively strengthen and widen the highway to improve heavy vehicle access, support local industry and increase overall safety.


Improved road safety for all road users, improved efficiency and network reliability and improved freight productivity.


Total funding of $30 million (Australian Government commitment $24 million, Queensland Government contribution $6 million).


This project is expected to commence construction in mid 2023 and be completed by early 2026.

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