|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
The project involved approximately 18.25km of sealing across multiple sections of the Donohue Highway from gravel to a two-lane seal and the construction of floodways.
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 provided $5 million (80% of the project cost) and the Boulia Shire Council provided $1.25 million (20% of the project cost).
Construction commenced in March 2018 and was completed in May 2019.
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Project details last updated: 13/06/2019