|Funding Program:||Northern Australia Roads Program
|Expected Start/Finish:||Mid 2017 - Early 2020
|Estimated Project Cost:||$50,000,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$40,000,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Etheridge Shire Council,Flinders Shire Council
The section of the Kennedy Developmental Road between the Lynd and Hughenden is locally known as the Hann Highway. The Hann Highway is a partially sealed road with intra-regional access.
The scope of works for this project includes sealing approximately 42 kilometres of unsealed sections on the Hann Highway.
This project is one of two packages of works on the Kennedy Developmental Road funded under the Northern Australia Roads Program.
This project will improve productivity, resilience and safety on the Hann Highway. Other benefits include:
- improved travel reliability by increasing flood immunity throughout the corridor by up to five days per annum on average
- improved road safety by providing a sealed road surface of 8 metre width
- improved reliability and efficiency of freight movements
- reduced whole-of-life asset management costs by sealing unsealed sections that incur regular damage due to wet season effects
The Australian Government has committed up to $40 million towards this $50 million project.
Construction commenced in July 2017 and is expected to be completed in early 2020, weather permitting.
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Project details last updated: 3/10/2019