Barcaldine - Aramac Road, rehabilitate and widen pavement

More than 26km of the Barcaldine-Aramac Road is being 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 including 5 separate projects 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 projects.

The next 2 projects are being delivered this year with works starting in April to widen almost another 5km of the road. Construction on the final project is expected to start in late 2022 to widen about 2.5km of the road.

This upgrade is delivering significant improvements in safety and travel times for everyone who uses this key regional road.

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 more than 26km of narrow sections to 8m.
  • Improves safety.
  • Improves travel times.
  • Improves wet weather access.
  • Provides additional overtaking opportunities.

Funding

The 5 projects are 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)

Barcaldine-Aramac Road, widen narrow seal – $5.1 million
Funded under Tranche 3 of the Road Safety Program ($4.08 million Australian Government and $1.02 million Queensland Government)

Barcaldine-Aramac Road, widen and seal – $1.255 million
Fully funded by the Queensland Government
Investment ID 670816

Total investment
$21.842 million
Australian Government
$11.938 million
Queensland Government
$9.904 million

Current status

All 5 projects are being delivered by local works crews from Barcaldine Regional Council.

Current projects:
Barcaldine-Aramac Road, widen narrow seal

Construction started in April 2022 to widen another 4.7km of the road with Barcaldine Regional Council delivering the works. Completion is expected in late 2022.

Barcaldine-Aramac Road, widen and seal

Works are expected to start late 2022 to widen about 2.5km of the road with completion in December 2022.

Completed projects:
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 widened about 6km 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