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Arnhem Highway Upgrades

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:July 2012 - June 2014
Estimated Project Cost:$20,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$20,000,000

Project Description

The Arnhem Highway upgrades will provide safety improvements including strengthening and widening on selected sections, floodway and culvert widening, overtaking lanes and truck parking bays.


Benifits will include:

  • Safer operating widths and surfaces to accommodate heavy haulage including the expected significant increase in road trains from the quarry at Mt Bundy due to the INPEX development.
  • Improved safety for businesses and tourist road users going to Kakadu and Arnhemland. 


The Australian Government is providing $20 million to the upgrade.


Construction commenced in July 2012 and was completed in June 2014.

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Project details last updated: 13/03/2015