|Funding Program:||Northern Australia Roads Program
|Expected Start/Finish:||Mid 2019 - Early 2021
|Estimated Project Cost:||$28,750,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$23,000,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Whitsunday Regional Council
The Bowen Developmental Road is a rural strategic main road connecting the Bruce Highway at Bowen to the Gregory Developmental Road. The route is currently partially sealed.
The project will upgrade unsealed sections of Bowen Developmental Road between the Gregory Developmental Road (near Belyando Crossing) and Collinsville. The project comprises sealing to an 8 metre formation and drainage works.
The project will support growing traffic volumes on the Road from a diverse range of road users, including mining and agricultural industries, local communities and tourists.
The project will provide the following benefits:
- increased road safety for passenger and freight vehicles, through the sealing of unsealed sections
- reduced vehicle operating costs, through improvements to road surfaces
- improved travel-time reliability
The Australian Government has committed up to $23 million towards this $28.75 million project.
Construction commenced in August 2019 and is expected to be completed by early 2021, weather permitting.
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Project details last updated: 14/11/2019