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Blackall–Jericho Road pave and seal project

Overview:

This project has paved and sealed more than 8km of the Blackall-Jericho Road in central west Queensland.

Location:

About 39km north of Blackall on the Blackall-Jericho Road.

Works were undertaken on 2 sections of road:

  • Stage 1: 43.83km to 47.85km (north of Blackall).
  • Stage 2: 38.92km to 43.83km (north of Blackall).
Completion:

Stage 1 was completed at the end of February 2019.

Stage 2 was completed in late June 2019.

Benefits:
  • Safety improvements – improved running surface, less dust and better visibility.
  • Operational functionality – savings in time for all motorists with less damage to transport operators and reduced maintenance costs.
  • Improved conditions for movement of livestock through reduced unsealed road sections.
  • Asset preservation – reduced maintenance costs.
Supplier:

Blackall-Tambo Regional Council.

Funding:

$3 million Western Roads Upgrade Supplement fully funded by the Queensland Government.

Regions:
Central Region - Central West District

Project info

This road provides an important link between the townships of Blackall and Jericho and enables access to services for residents in the region. 

The Blackall-Jericho Road is about 120km in length and is a 2-way, single-lane road that has two unsealed sections of approximately 18km and 11km. The unsealed sections of road are mostly 8m to 10m wide.

This project paved and sealed more than 8km of the road, delivering improvements to the overall safety, efficiency and wet weather accessibility of the road. In addition, the project is delivering reduced whole of life asset management costs by strengthening and sealing the pavement which reduces accelerated wear and damage.

This project was completed in addition to more than $850,000 of resurface works and road maintenance undertaken on this road in 2017-18, and planned allocations of $1 million by the Outback Regional Roads and Transport Group (ORRTG) from the Queensland Government funded Transport and Infrastructure Development Scheme (TIDS) for Local Roads of Regional Significance for pave and surface works over the next 4 years.

Contact details

Email: Barcaldine.office@tmr.qld.gov.au
Phone: 07 4651 2777 (during business hours, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm)
Post: PO Box 3
Barcaldine QLD 4725

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Stage 1 - Blackall-Jericho Road pave and seal works

Stage 1 - Blackall-Jericho Road pave and seal works

Stage 1 - Blackall-Jericho Road pave and seal works

Stage 1 - Blackall-Jericho Road pave and seal works

Last updated
26 June 2019