Barcaldine-Aramac Road rehabilitate and widen

Works are underway to widen and seal a 6.4km narrow section of the road.

The Barcaldine-Aramac Road is an important transport link for the cattle and agriculture industries and provides access to Townsville and other major centres in northern Queensland.

This project is part of a broader program of works to widen narrow sections of the road to a width of 8m.

In addition to this project, other widening works will be delivered on the road throughout 2021. It is expected that a total of 13km of the road will be widened during the year.

This follows 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 6.4km of narrow road to width of 8m.
  • Improves safety.
  • Improves travel times and wet weather access.
  • Provides additional overtaking opportunities.

Funding

Total investment
$4.572 million
Australian Government
$3.658 million
Queensland Government
$914,000

Current status

Construction started in February 2021 with completion expected June 2021. Local road crews from Barcaldine Regional Council are delivering the works.

Project map

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