Richmond–Winton Road: progressive sealing
We progressively sealed about 9.5km of the Richmond-Winton Road in western Queensland.
The project was delivered in 2 packages of work south of Richmond.
- Reduces maintenance
- Improves safety
- Improves ride quality
- Contributes to regional growth
- Contributes to economy
- Pavement construction and bitumen sealing of 9.5km of the Richmond-Winton Road from a gravel road to a 7m bitumen sealed road
- Two 3m traffic lanes and 2 0.5m sealed shoulders to increase protection and width for cattle loaded road trains
- Replacement of existing guide posts, signs and depth indicators.
- Total investment
- $4.7 million
- Australian Government
- $3.76 million
- Queensland Government
On 24 October 2016, the Australian Government announced the commitment of $100 million in funding to improve roads essential to cattle transportation, known as the Northern Australia Beef Roads Program.
The Richmond-Winton Road is a strategic route supporting the economic development of the beef industry in regional Queensland. This project plays an important role in unlocking the potential of the broader beef supply chain. It is also a key route supporting development in northern Australia.
Part of the Beef Roads Program, construction on this project started in November 2018 and was completed in June 2019.