|Funding Program:||Northern Australia Roads Program
|Expected Start/Finish:||Mid 2017 - Early 2018
|Estimated Project Cost:||$3,290,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$2,632,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Charters Towers Regional Council
The scope of works for this project included widening (from single-lane to two-lane seal) over 3 kilometres of the Kennedy Developmental Road between Mount Garnet and the Lynd.
The entire length of the Kennedy Developmental Road between Mt Garnett and the Lynd is now 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
- 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 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: 13/09/2021