Burke Developmental Road (Normanton - Dimbulah), progressive sealing

Work to progressively seal unsealed sections of the Burke Developmental Road between Almaden and Chillagoe has been completed.

Sealing improves resilience, reliability and productivity and reduces travel times along this section of the Burke Developmental Road. It also improves safety by providing adequate seal width for overtaking and passing vehicles, leading to better visibility and less dust.

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Improves flood immunity
  • Better road access
  • Reduces travel time
  • Contributes to economy
  • Contributes to regional growth
  • Reduces maintenance

Funding

The Queensland Government initially committed $5.8 million for sealing works with an additional $9 million committed as part of the Queensland Economic Recovery Strategy: Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs. Investment ID 1442454 and 1619431 Additional funding of $7 million was made available under the Australian Government's Road Safety Program to expand the scope of this project. The Road Safety Program is jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government on an 80:20 (federal:state) basis.

Total investment
$21.8 million
Australian Government
$5.6 million
Queensland Government
$16.2 million

Current status

Construction is completed.

Burke Developmental Road (Normanton – Dimbulah), progressive sealing project map

Location map of Burke Developmental Road between Almaden and Chillagoe:  1. Section of about 2.5km that will be sealed as part of this project. 2.	Section of about 5km that will be sealed as part of this project.  3.	Section that will remain unsealed. Sealing of this section is currently unfunded.

Burke Developmental Road between Almaden and Chillagoe: 

  1. Section of about 2.5km that has been sealed as part of this project.
  2. Section of about 5km that has been sealed as part of this project.
  3. Section that remains unsealed. Sealing of this section is currently unfunded.