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Outback Way - 2016 Election Commitment - QLD - Kennedy Developmental Road Pavement Widening Package 1

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Completed
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2019 - Early 2020
Estimated Project Cost:$3,880,000
Australian Government Contribution:$3,100,000
Local Council/Shire:Boulia Shire Council
State:QLD

Project Description

The project involves approximately 17.13km of works to widen the existing road to a six-metre seal on an eight-metre formation.

Benefits

The project is expected to deliver the following benefits:

  • reduced travel time for all road users
  • reduced costs to freight operators and improved route reliability through a decrease in road closures and reduced vehicle operating costs
  • improved economic opportunities for all industries (such as mining and tourism) through improved access across the region
  • reduced accidents by improving the overall safety of the route

Funding

The Australian Government will provide 80% of the project costs capped up to a contribution of $3.1 million, subject to Queensland providing 20% of the project costs.

Timetable

Construction commenced in June 2019 and was completed in April 2020.

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Project details last updated: 11/05/2020