Fitzroy Developmental Road (Taroom - Bauhinia), progressive sealing

This project will improve safety and all-weather access by widening and sealing 3 critical sections of the Fitzroy Developmental Road.

The department will seal and widen about 15km of the road as well as improve drainage, realign a section of the road and install new signage.

The section of road between Taroom and Bauhinia is 114km long, 16km sealed and 97km unsealed, and is a key connection route for local communities.


  • Improves safety
  • Increases capacity
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Improves flood immunity
  • Accessibility
  • Reduces travel time
  • Contributes to economy
  • Contributes to regional growth
  • Reduces maintenance

Key features

  • Widens and seals about 15km of gravel road. 
  • Improves safety.
  • Improves wet weather access.


This project is funded by the Queensland Government Road Stimulus Package. Investment ID 1645326

Total investment
$8 million
Queensland Government
$8 million

Current status

Construction is scheduled to start in October 2021 with completion expected in mid-2022.

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