Blackall-Jericho Road pave and seal – stage 1

Another 6.6km of the road has been sealed to improve safety and travel times on this key strategic link.

The Blackall-Jericho Road links the Landsborough and Capricorn highways and plays an important role in regional growth. It also connects communities from Blackall and surrounding areas with essential services in Emerald and Rockhampton.

The 120km-long road is partly unsealed. These works are part of a broader program to seal more sections of the road than ever before to a width of 6m.

Additional sealing works will also be delivered on this road during 2021. It is expected that these works combined will fully seal the road by late 2021.

This follows 8.9km of the road being sealed in mid-2019.

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Improves flood immunity
  • Reduces travel time
  • Contributes to economy
  • Contributes to regional growth
  • Reduces maintenance
  • Improves ride quality

Key features

  • Pave and seal 6.6km of road to a width of 6m.
  • Improves safety.
  • Improves travel times and wet weather access.
  • Provides additional overtaking opportunities. 
 

Funding

The project was jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments on an 80:20 basis.

Total investment
$4.4 million
Australian Government
$3.52 million
Queensland Government
$880,000

Current status

Sealing works on the road were completed in April 2021 with the project delivered by local crews from Blackall-Tambo Regional Council.

Project map

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