Another 6.6km of the road has been sealed to improve safety and travel times on this key strategic link.
Blackall - Jericho Road, pave and seal, Stage 2
The last remaining gravel section of Blackall – Jericho Road is now being sealed.
Works are underway to seal the last 4.5km section of gravel road, improving safety, efficiency and wet weather access on this key strategic link.
The Blackall – Jericho Road joins with 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.
These works are part of a broader program to fully seal the 120km-long road with additional projects being delivered during 2021. This follows 8.9km of the road being sealed in mid-2019.
These works will result in the road being fully sealed by late 2021.
- Improves safety
- Improves network efficiency
- Improves flood immunity
- Reduces travel time
- Contributes to economy
- Contributes to regional growth
- Reduces maintenance
- Improves ride quality
- Pave and seal the last 4.5km section of gravel road to a width of 6m.
- Improves safety.
- Improves travel times and wet weather access.
The project is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments on an 80:20 basis as part of tranche 2 of the Road Safety Program.
- Total investment
- $4 million
- Australian Government
- $3.2 million
- Queensland Government
Construction started in August 2021 with completion expected in December 2021. Local road crews from Blackall–Tambo Regional Council are delivering the works.