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

Flinders Highway – Hughenden to Cloncurry -Pavement Widening and Strengthening

Funding Program:National Highway Upgrade Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2016 - Early 2017
Estimated Project Cost:$23,657,066
Australian Government Contribution:$18,925,653
Local Council/Shire:Flinders Shire Council,Mckinlay Shire Council,Richmond Shire Council
Corridor:Townsville - Mount Isa

Project Description

The project involved pavement widening and strengthening of approximately 30 kilometres of narrow and rough pavement on the Flinders Highway between Hughenden and Cloncurry.


The project assists in reducing vehicle operating and maintenance costs, increasing safety and improving travel times for road users.


The Australian Government has committed up to $19 million towards the project, in partnership with the Queensland Government.


The project commenced March 2016 and was completed in February 2017.

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Project details last updated: 21/10/2019