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Great Northern Highway Upgrade – Bindi Bindi to Lyons East Road

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Funding Programme:Investment Road and Rail Programme
Status:Completed
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:October 2013 - February 2015
Estimated Project Cost:$35,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$28,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Shire of Moora
State:WA
Corridor:Perth - Darwin

Project Description

This project involves the realignment, reconstruction, and widening of approximately 11 kilometres of the Great Northern Highway from Bindi Bindi to Lyons East Road to a sealed width of 9 metres on an 11 metre wide formation.  The project also includes reconstruction and overlaying the existing road.

Benefits

The project is part of a major freight route on the Perth-Darwin corridor, approximately 170 kilometres north of Perth on the Muchea to Wubin link of the Great Northern Highway. 

The project reduces congestion, and improves travel times and freight efficiency.  It also benefits mining operations in the Pilbara region, as the Great Northern Highway provides the critical link for the transport of equipment and supplies to those mining operations. 

Funding

The Australian Government has committed up to $28.0 million to this $35.0 million project.

Timetable

Construction commenced in October 2013 and was completed in February 2015.

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Project details last updated: 12/05/2015