|Funding Program:||Investment Road and Rail Program
|Expected Start/Finish:||Early 2020 - Late 2020
|Estimated Project Cost:||$4,820,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$3,860,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Boulia Shire Council
The project involves works to widen more than 5 kilometres of the existing road to a six or eight-metre seal, depending on the requirements of the road.
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
The Australian Government will provide 80% of the project costs capped up to a contribution of $3.86 million, subject to Queensland providing 20% of the project costs.
Construction commenced in April 2020 and was completed in September 2020.
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Project details last updated: 25/01/2021