Burke Developmental Road (Normanton - Dimbulah), progressive sealing
Work is underway to progressively seal unsealed sections of the Burke Developmental Road between Almaden and Chillagoe.
Sealing will improve resilience, reliability and productivity as well as reduce travel times along this section of the Burke Developmental Road. It will also improve safety by providing adequate seal width for overtaking and passing vehicles, leading to better visibility and less dust.
- Improves safety
- Improves network efficiency
- Improves flood immunity
- Better road access
- Reduces travel time
- Contributes to economy
- Contributes to regional growth
- Reduces maintenance
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 has been 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
Construction is underway.
Burke Developmental Road (Normanton – Dimbulah), progressive sealing project map
Burke Developmental Road between Almaden and Chillagoe:
- Section of about 2.5km that will be sealed as part of this project.
- Section of about 5km that will be sealed as part of this project.
- Section that will remain unsealed. Sealing of this section is currently unfunded.