Richmond - Winton Road, strengthen and widen pavement

The department will improve all weather access, travel reliability and safety along the Richmond – Winton Road by widening and strengthening this section of the road.

This project adds to our long-term strategy to upgrade and seal significant roads in north Queensland, supporting regional communities and industries. The works will widen, strengthen and upgrade 10.3km of priority sections along Richmond – Winton Road. Flood immunity will be improved by progressively sealing 5.6km of unsealed road and replacing drainage structures and floodways.



  • Improves safety
  • Increases capacity
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Improves flood immunity
  • Better road access
  • Reduces travel time
  • Contributes to economy
  • Contributes to regional growth
  • Reduces maintenance
  • Improves ride quality

Key features

  • Strengthen pavement and widen various priority sections to improve the safety and travel reliability for all road users.
  • Progressively seal unsealed sections to improve all weather access.
  • Replace drainage structures and floodways to improve flood immunity.


This project is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments as part of the Roads of Strategic Importance. Investment ID 2340473

Total investment
$13 million
Australian Government
$10.4 million
Queensland Government
$2.6 million

Current status

Construction started mid-May 2023 and is expected to be completed by mid-2025. Visit QLDTraffic for up to date road conditions. 

Richmond - Winton Road, strengthen and widen pavement location map

map showing the location of work to be completed on the Richmond - Winton Road, strengthen and widen pavement project.