|Funding Program:||Northern Australia Roads Program
|Expected Start/Finish:||Mid 2017 - Early 2018
|Estimated Project Cost:||$3,320,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$2,660,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Charters Towers Regional Council
The scope of works for this project includes widening (from single-lane to two-lane seal) over 3km of Kennedy Developmental Road between Mount Garnet and the Lynd.
Once this section is widened to two-lanes, the entire length of the Kennedy Developmental Road between Mt Garnett and the Lynd will be a two-lane standard seal.
These works enable this section of the Kennedy Developmental Road to better accomodate future increases in heavy vehicle traffic.
This project will provide the following benefits:
- a wider and safer two-lane highway for the 100 km/h posted speed environment;
- increased heavy vehicle capacity on the proposed North-South Inland Freight Corridor;
- improved reliability and efficiency of freight movements between the East Coast and the Gulf;
- as well as better access to the proposed new Gilbert River agricultural area and North West Mineral Province;
- reduced whole-of-life asset management costs by strengthening and widening pavements to reduce;
accelerated road wear and damage caused by heavy vehicles.
The Australian Government has committed $2.66 million towards this $3.32 million project.
Construction commenced in June 2017 and was completed in January 2018.
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Project details last updated: 15/02/2019