Richmond-Winton Road, pave and seal

The project involves paving and sealing another 6.7km of road to improve safety and travel times on this key transport link.

The Richmond-Winton Road is part of the inland road network and 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. This project is part of broader works to progressively seal additional sections of the road.

Two further projects totalling $16.3m are also set to improve this road. Together, these works will widen and seal more than 30km. When each of the projects are finished, expected mid-2022, 71% of the road will be fully sealed.

This follows 4km of sealing in 2020 and 6.5km sealed 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

  • Pave and seal 6.7km of road to a width of 7m.
  • Improves safety.
  • Improves travel times and wet weather access.
  • Provides additional overtaking opportunities.

Funding

The project is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments on an 80:20 basis.

Total investment
$5.39 million
Australian Government
$4.312 million
Queensland Government
$1.078 million

Current status

Sealing works started in March 2021 and are expected to be completed in June 2021. Local crews from Winton Shire Council are delivering the project.

Richmond-Winton Road, pave and seal project map

Richmond-Winton Road pave and seal project map