Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Cloncurry Bypass

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2012 - Mid 2015
Estimated Project Cost:$13,400,000
Australian Government Contribution:$8,200,000
Local Council/Shire:Cloncurry Shire Council

Project Description

The project involved construction of 3.9 km of new road, 500 metres of widening works, T-intersections at Railway Street and the Flinders Highway and a four way intersection at Sur Hudson Fysh Drive; forming a heavy vehicle bypass of Cloncurry, from the Flinders Highway to Sir Hudson Fysh Drive.


With the bypass now completed, heavy vehicles will be removed from the town centre and the following benefits will be realised:

  • An increase in safety for residents and general purpose traffic within Cloncurry due to the reduced heavy vehicle movements;
  • Improved freight efficiency for heavy vehicles along the Flinders Highway
  • Improved road conditions within the town due to reduced impact from heavy vehicle movements


The Australian Government provided $8.2 million to the project, in partnership with the Cloncurry Shire Council.


Full construction commenced mid 2014 and was completed in mid 2015.

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Project details last updated: 2/08/2018