Barcaldine - Aramac Road, rehabilitate and widen pavement

About 20km of the Barcaldine-Aramac Road has been gradually widened to improve travelling conditions.

This road is an important transport link for the cattle and agriculture industries and provides access to Townsville and other major centres in northern Queensland.

A broad program of works is being delivered to widen narrow sections of the road to a width of 8m. During 2021, almost 20km of the road was upgraded via 3 separate projects. 

These latest works follow more than 6.5km of the road being widened in May 2020.

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Increases capacity
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Improves flood immunity
  • Reduces travel time
  • Contributes to economy
  • Contributes to regional growth
  • Reduces maintenance

Key features

  • Widen and seal almost 20km of narrow sections to 8m.
  • Improves safety.
  • Improves travel times and wet weather access.
  • Provides additional overtaking opportunities.

Funding

The 3 projects were funded separately:
Barcaldine-Aramac Road, rehabilitate pavement – $5.665 million.
Fully funded by the Queensland Government.
Investment ID 1078723

Barcaldine-Aramac Road, rehabilitate and widen – $4.572 million
Funded under Tranche 1 of the Road Safety Program ($3.658 million Australian Government; $914,000 Queensland Government)

Barcaldine-Aramac Road, widen and rehabilitate – $5.25 million
Funded under Tranche 2 of the Road Safety Program ($4.2 million Australian Government; $1.05 million Queensland Government)

Total investment
$15.487 million
Australian Government
$7.858 million
Queensland Government
$7.629 million

Current status

Barcaldine-Aramac Road, rehabilitate pavement 

Works started in January 2021 and were completed in November 2021. This project widened about 6.5km of the road located 42km north of Barcaldine. 

Barcaldine-Aramac Road, rehabilitate and widen

Works started in February 2021 and were completed in June 2021. This project widened 6.4km of the road about 36km north of Barcaldine.

Barcaldine-Aramac Road, widen and rehabilitate

Works started in early September 2021 and were completed in December 2021. This project will widen almost 7m of the road about 30km north of Barcaldine. 

Project maps

Barcaldine - Aramac Road, rehabilitate and widen

Map of the project area showing where the widening will take place between Barcaldine and Aramac

Barcaldine - Aramac Road, widen and rehabilitation works on narrow seal

Barcaldine Aramac Road project location map

Barcaldine - Aramac Road Pavement Rehabilitation Project

Barcaldine-Aramac Road pavement rehabilitation map