Flinders Highway (Townsville - Charters Towers), Mingela Road to Kookaburra Creek, wide-centre line treatment

The project on the Flinders Highway includes widening sections of highway pavement to allow for the installation of 1m separations between oncoming traffic lanes. These wide centre line treatments have been shown to significantly reduce the risk of head-on collisions, greatly improving road safety.

Widening of the Flinders Highway at Mingela and installation of wide centre line treatments, to improve safety for motorists.

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Contributes to economy
  • Contributes to regional growth

Key features

  • Flinders Highway widening.
  • Installation of wide centre line treatments, separating oncoming traffic lanes.
  • Culvert extensions under the Flinders Highway pavement in the area.
  • Pavement resurfacing.

Funding

Part of the jointly-funded Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) early works package (Townsville to Tennant Creek corridor). Investment ID 1521899.

Total investment
$9.7 million
Australian Government
$7.76 million
Queensland Government
$1.94 million

Current status

We are currently in the planning phase, with construction scheduled to commence in late 2021.

 

Flinders Highway Townsville - Charters Towers Mingela Road to Kookaburra Creek wide-centre line project map

Flinders Highway Townsville - Charters Towers Mingela Road to Kookaburra Creek wide-centre line project location map