Isisford - Blackall Road, pavement rehabilitation

About 26km of high priority sections of the Isisford - Blackall Road is being progressively rehabilitated to strengthen the road and improve its safety and efficiency.

The road is an important connector for rural communities and links far western Queensland with key markets including the Blackall saleyards.

Works are being delivered gradually via 3 separate projects with upgrades including rehabilitating the existing road pavement to extend the service life of the road while improving its rideability and carrying capacity.

 

Benefits

  • Contributes to economy
  • Contributes to regional growth
  • Reduces maintenance
  • Improves ride quality
  • Improves safety
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Reduces travel time

Key features

  • Rehabilitate about 26km of the existing road pavement.
  • Improves safety.
  • Improves travel times.

Funding

The 3 projects are fully funded by the Queensland Government under its pavement rehabilitation program.

Isisford - Blackall Road, rehabilitate pavement, $2.84 million.

Isisford - Blackall Road (Section 1), rehabilitate pavement, $2.67 million.

Isisford - Blackall Road (Section 2), pavement rehabilitation, $3.35 million.

Total investment
$8.86 million
Queensland Government
$8.86 million

Current status

Three projects are being delivered to improve the Isisford - Blackall Road.

Two of the projects have been completed with the Isisford - Blackall Road (Section 2), pavement rehabilitation to start construction in early 2022.

Isisford - Blackall Road (Section 1), rehabilitate pavement

Construction started in October 2020 to rehabilitate about 9km of the road. Works were delivered by Blackall-Tambo Regional Council with completion in December 2020.

Isisford - Blackall Road, rehabilitate pavement

Construction started in November 2020 to rehabilitate nearly 8km of the road. Works were delivered by Longreach Regional Council with completion in August 2021.

Isisford - Blackall Road (Section 2), pavement rehabilitation

Construction is expected to start in early 2022 to rehabilitate more than 9.5km of the road. Works will be delivered by Blackall-Tambo Regional Council with completion expected in mid-2022.

Project location map

Location map showing the locations of 3 projects on Isisford-Blackall Road