Aramac – Torrens Creek Road, improvement works

The Aramac – Torrens Creek Road’s safety and flood immunity is being improved. These projects will strengthen, widen and seal more than 27km of road to 8m in width and upgrade the Prairie Creek Crossing.

Aramac – Torrens Creek road is as an important north-south link between the Flinders, Landsborough and Capricorn Highways, linking Townsville and Rockhampton to the regional centres of Barcaldine, Cloncurry, Hughenden, Longreach, and Winton. The road also provides an alternative route in the event of flooding. 

These upgrades will improve safety, network capacity and functionality through the provision of a safe and reliable link that caters for heavy vehicles and flood conditions.


  • Improves safety
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Improves flood immunity
  • Better road access
  • Contributes to economy
  • Contributes to regional growth

Key features

  • Sealed road surface 8m in width will improve safety for motorists.
  • Improved reliability and efficiency of freight movements.


$20 million for widening and sealing funded by the Regional Economic Enabling Fund (REEF) on an 80:20 funding basis, Investment ID 1693055

$10 million to improve Prairie Creek Crossing funded by the Regional Economic Enabling Fund (REEF) on an 80:20 funding basis. Investment ID 169292

$0.44 million for sealing works funded by the Queensland Government’s Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme. Investment ID 1106596 Initial investment total $0.88 million, with savings of $0.44 million reinvested into other roads in the region. 

Total investment
$30.8 million
Australian Government
$24 million
Queensland Government
$6.8 million

Current status

Construction has started on the Aramac – Torrens Creek Road with traffic management in place. Please visit QLDTraffic for up-to-date road conditions. 

Project map

A map on a white background with coloured line markings showing the location of the road works.