Cramsie–Muttaburra Road, pave and seal

Works are underway to fully seal Cramsie-Muttaburra Road between Longreach and Muttaburra, improving safety, efficiency and wet weather access.

The road is part of a key link that connects central Queensland with northern and southern parts of Australia. It gives surrounding communities access to goods and services, education, employment and recreation facilities. 

A broad program of works including 3 separate projects is underway to progressively seal the last remaining 17km of dirt road. Works began in October 2020 and are expected to be completed in late 2022. 

Fully sealing the Cramsie-Muttaburra Road complements existing sealed access to Muttaburra via Barcaldine and Aramac, creating a sealed loop to support growth in tourism opportunities. 

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Better road access
  • Reduces travel time
  • Contributes to economy
  • Contributes to regional growth
  • Improves ride quality

Key features

  • Seal the last 17km gravel section of the road to a width of 6m.
  • Improves safety.
  • Improves travel times and wet weather access.
  • Provides additional overtaking opportunities.

Funding

The 3 projects are funded separately:

Cramsie-Muttaburra Road (Section 2), pave and seal - $2.34 million. Jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments on an 80:20 basis.
Investment ID 1687713

Cramsie-Muttaburra Road (Section 3), pave and seal - $5 million. Fully funded by the Queensland Government.
Investment ID 1648493

Cramsie-Muttaburra Road (Section 4), pave and seal - $2.2 million. Fully funded by the Queensland Government.
Investment ID 1078784

Total investment
$9.54 million
Australian Government
$1.872 million
Queensland Government
$7.668 million

Current status

Local road crews from Longreach Regional Council are delivering all 3 projects:

Cramsie-Muttaburra Road (Section 2), pave and seal

Construction began in February 2021 with completion expected late 2022. 

Cramsie-Muttaburra Road (Section 3), pave and seal

Construction started in October 2020 with completion expected in late 2022. 

Cramsie-Muttaburra Road (Section 4), pave and seal

Construction started in March 2022 with completion expected in late 2022.