Aramac – Torrens Creek Road, improvement works
The Aramac – Torrens Creek Roads safety and flood immunity was improved with two projects now complete that has strengthened, widened and sealed more than 27km of road to an 8-metre width. The works also included upgrading the Prairie Creek Crossing, located about 107 kilometres south of Torrens Creek.
Aramac – Torrens Creek Road is 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 improved 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
- Sealed road surface to an 8-metre width, improving safety for all 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 1692925 $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
Construction is now complete for the three projects along Aramac – Torrens Creek Road.
The widening and sealing projects were completed August 2022, with the Prairie Creek Crossing, located about 107 kilometres south of Torrens Creek, also completed in December 2022.