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

Australian Age of Dinosaur Access Road (Rural Road) - 055180-14QLD-RTR

Funding Program:Roads to Recovery Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Apr 2016 - Jun 2017
Australian Government Contribution:$773,886
Local Council/Shire:Winton Shire Council

Project Description

During rainfall events and resultant flooding of the Western River, existing 12km gravel access road to the Australian Age Of Dinosaurs Museum is closed for prolonged periods (up to 2 weeks) resulting in significant loss of visitations. During the dry season, the road is dusty and large traffic volumes cause severe and dangerous corrugations to form in the running surface.

Provide safe all weather access to the Australian Age Of the Dinosaurs Museum over the Western River floodplain and jump up. The existing gravel road require a major realignment, a new pavement, a bitumen seal and the construction of 300m of reinforced of floodways. Stage 1 is to construct a 340m long and 8m wide concrete floodway with culverts to improve immunity.

Total cost of proposed project is $1,595,644

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Project details last updated: 10/11/2018