Carnarvon Highway—Injune to Rolleston pavement strengthening and resilience

This project will deliver pavement strengthening and resilience to high priority sections of the Carnarvon Highway to improve road user safety.

The Carnarvon Highway runs from the Queensland/New South Wales border through to the Central Highlands. The section of highway between Injune and Rolleston is a key state freight route and connects regional communities for tourism and the coal, oil and gas industries.

The project focusses on delivering targeted pavement strengthening work to about 6km of the highway.


  • Improves safety
  • Contributes to economy
  • Contributes to regional growth
  • Improves ride quality

Key features

  • Provide a smooth surface for motorists.
  • Strengthen the pavement to cater for heavy mining loads.
  • Improve resilience.
  • Improve the line marking, surface texture and general safety features of the road.


Total investment
$7.5 million
Australian Government
$6 million
Queensland Government
$1.5 million

Current status

The project is currently in the detailed design phase, which is expected to be completed in March 2021.

Project map

Map of pavement strengthening area on Carnarvon Highway