|Funding Program:||Investment Road and Rail Program
|Expected Start/Finish:||Early 2018 - Mid 2019
|Estimated Project Cost:||$6,250,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$5,000,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Boulia Shire Council
Construction commenced with the first 2km of sealing being completed.
The project involves approximately 18km of sealing across multiple sections of the Donohue Highway from gravel to a two-lane seal.
The project is expected to deliver the following benefits:
- significant improvements to road user safety through the provision of overtaking opportunities, improved visibility and road geometry;
- improved flood immunity with few road closures;
- reduced travel times through an increase in average speeds on a key commuter and freight link in the region; and
- increased consistent access for oversized vehicles and reduced vehicle-operating costs due to surface improvements.
The Australian Government will provide 80% of the project costs capped up to a contribution of $5 million, subject to Queensland providing 20% of the project costs.
Construction is expected to commence in early-2018, and be completed in mid-2019, weather permitting.
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Project details last updated: 13/12/2018