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Sealing The Litchfield Park Road Loop

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The Litchfield Park Road loop is a step closer to completion, with a tender now open to undertake the road’s final upgrade and sealing.

The project will support 80 jobs and create a sealed loop through Litchfield National Park. This will provide year-round access for local residents, Litchfield National Park visitors and pastoral and agriculture industries.

These works - alongside the $12.1 million to develop adventure opportunities in Litchfield National Park as part of Turbocharging Tourism - will provide additional visitor capacity within the park and support five new stunning swimming spots, 4WD tracks, new campgrounds and more picnic areas.

It is estimated this expansion will support an additional 60,000 visitors annually, providing a significant boost to regional tourism.

The completion of the Litchfield Park Road loop will deliver year-round access by increased flood immunity and improvements in safety, with the thoroughfare previously becoming impassable during the wet season due to flooding at the Finniss River.

Construction will feature the installation of a new bridge over the Finniss River and a sealed two-lane, two-way rural arterial road with a speed limit up to 100km/hr.

It is anticipated all of the newly sealed road will be open to the public prior to 2020-2021 wet season.