Boulia – Tobermorey Road (Donohue Highway), Outback Way, various locations, pave and seal

High priority sections of the Donohue Highway have been upgraded.

Project activities included paving and sealing about 25km of the existing gravel road between Boulia and Tobermorey to a 6m wide road. Works were completed in 4 sections starting 110km west of Boulia. 

This upgrade is one of many being delivered to roads that form the Outback Way. In 2016, the Australian Government committed $100 million to improve targeted sections of the Outback Way via safety and productivity works, such as road widening and sealing.

Find out more about the Outback Way program.

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Reduces travel time
  • Contributes to regional growth
  • Improves ride quality

Key features

  • Road construction and bitumen sealing of about 25km of the existing gravel road to a 6m-wide road. 
  • Floodways were sealed to an 8m width, increasing flood immunity. 
  • Installation and upgrade of guide posts, signs and depth indicators at floodways. 

Funding

The project was jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments and Boulia Shire Council. Funding was provided as part of a commitment made by the Australian Government in 2016 to invest $100 million to improve targeted sections of the Outback Way via safety and productivity works, such as road widening and sealing. Investment ID 33857

Total investment
$10.48 million
Australian Government
$8.38 million
Queensland Government
$1.048 million
Local Government
$1.048 million

Current status

Local road crews from Boulia Shire Council completed construction in June 2021.

Donohue Highway Boulia to Tobermorey progressive sealing project stage 2

Donohue Highway Boulia to Tobermorey progressive sealing project map