|Funding Program:||Roads of Strategic Importance
|Expected Start/Finish:||Mid 2021 - Mid 2024
|Estimated Project Cost:||$47,500,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$38,000,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Cook Shire Council,Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council
The project will upgrade approximately 72 kilometres along five roads that connect to the Peninsula Developmental Road in Cape York.
The scope of the project includes:
Paving and sealing the roads to a two-lane, two-way standard (8.1m, 8.0m or 7.0m wide carriageway with 3.5m lanes varying due to nearby vegetated areas).
Improving drainage (floodways, causeways and culverts) to an approximate one in five-year immunity.
Associated works such as relocating private access, turnout lanes, signage, line-marking and delineation.
- Improved road safety for all users.
- Improved connectivity between people with jobs and services, and goods with markets.
- Improved efficiency and network reliability.
The Australian Government is contributing $38 million to the project, or 80 per cent, with the Queensland Government contributing 20 per cent, or $9.5 million.
Construction on the project commenced in mid-2021 and is due to complete in mid-2024.
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Project details last updated: 18/11/2021