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Kennedy Developmental Road (Mount Garnet – The Lynd) Pavement Widening

Funding Program:Northern Australia Roads Program
Transport Mode:Road
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

Project Description

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