Richmond-Winton Road, pave and seal

Another 13km of the road has been sealed to improve safety and travel times on this key transport link.

The Richmond-Winton Road connects cattle properties to major freight routes, such as the Landsborough and Flinders highways. It is also an important gateway for the tourism industry, helping visitors explore outback Queensland.

The road is 145km long and is made up of sealed and unsealed sections. Two projects were delivered to seal more sections as part of a broad program of works underway to upgrade the full length of this road.

This follows 4km of sealing in 2020 and 6.5km in 2019.

 

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Improves flood immunity
  • Reduces travel time
  • Contributes to economy
  • Contributes to regional growth
  • Reduces maintenance
  • Improves ride quality

Key features

  • Paved and sealed 13km of road to a width of 7m.
  • Improves safety.
  • Improves travel times and wet weather access.
  • Provides additional overtaking opportunities.

Funding

The 2 projects were funded separately:

Richmond-Winton Road, pave and seal – $5.39 million

Funded under Tranche 1 of the Road Safety Program ($4.312 million Australian Government; $1.078 million Queensland Government).

Richmond-Winton Road (Section 2), pave and seal – $4.88 million

Funded under Tranche 2 of the Road Safety Program ($3.904 million Australian Government; $976,000 Queensland Government).

Total investment
$10.27 million
Australian Government
$8.216 million
Queensland Government
$2.064 million

Current status

Richmond-Winton Road, pave and seal

Construction started in March 2021 and was completed in September 2021. Local crews from Winton Shire Council delivered the project.

Richmond-Winton Road (Section 2), pave and seal

Construction started in September 2021 and was completed in June 2022. Local crews from Winton Shire Council also delivered this project.

Project map

Richmond-Winton Road pave and seal project map