The Sedan Dip Road is set to be a fully bitumen sealed road from the Burke Development Road through to the McKinlay Shire boundary.
The council-maintained road is a key cattle access route for Cloncurry and McKinlay shires and Cloncurry Shire Council said it suffered significant damage from rainfall and associated flooding due to the February 2019 flood event.
They applied for funding from the Queensland Government $100 million Betterment Funding for Councils fund as well as usual flood restoration funding.
In December the Queensland Reconstruction Authority told Cloncurry Shire Council it had gained $9.4 million of betterment funding to construct and seal the remaining gravel sections of Sedan Dip Road.
Cloncurry Mayor Greg Campbell said they was the first time Council received this type of funding from QRA.
"Lobbying for betterment funding was a key part of the recovery plan," Cr Campbell said.
"The Sedan Dip Road has had a gradual increase in the length of bitumen for many years, so I am very happy to have secured the funding to get it finished.
"$9.4 million is a significant win for the Shire and confirms the commitment and success of creating economic stimulus and better infrastructure for the Shire."
Cr Campbell said the rain over the last few weeks has been a big relief to the area, with fairly widespread falls from 100-200mm.
"It's not enough to call it a 'good wet' but it's definitely reduced the stress on the area," he said.
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