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Peak Downs Highway Safety Works

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2016 - Mid 2020
Estimated Project Cost:$189,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$166,170,000
Local Council/Shire:Mackay Regional Council

Project Description

The project involves an upgrade and realignment of 3.5km of the Peak Downs Highway through the Eton Range section to address safety concerns.


The project will improve the safety and efficiency of the Peak Downs Highway to support development in local townships and enhance productivity in existing and future mining operations in the Bowen Basin and the Galilee Basin.


The Australian Government has committed $166.17 million to the project.


Construction commenced in April 2016 and is expected be completed in mid 2020, weather permitting.

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Project details last updated: 25/10/2019