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

McKinlay - Gilliat Road, McKinlay Township. - 052079-14QLD-RTR

Funding Program:Roads to Recovery Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Aug 2014 - Mar 2015
Australian Government Contribution:$583,879
Local Council/Shire:Mckinlay Shire Council

Project Description

The road is significantly affected during wet weather and the annual wet season causes detours of significantly longer routes (additional 220 kilometres) when the roads is closed. The upgrading of the road to a bitumen sealed pavement will make the road available to workers and service vehicles during the wet and save on transport costs for the mine, local employees and essential services, through better linking our community centres.

The works mainly involves an upgrade of 8 kilometres of unsealed road originally consisting of a 4.626 kilometre of existing gravelled section and a 4.247 kilometre formed 'black soil' (silty clay)section separated by 873 metres of existing bitument sealed pavement (not included in scope of works). This will involve ripping and re-compacting the existing gravel or black soil surface layer and constructing a new unbound flexible pavement consisting of natural gravel material sourced locally. The pavement will be sealed with a 14 millimetre premerseal and 10 millimetre seal combination.

Total cost of proposed project is $1,969,000

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Project details last updated: 10/05/2015