|Funding Program:||Investment Road and Rail Program
|Expected Start/Finish:||Late 2014 - Mid 2019
|Estimated Project Cost:||$344,750,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$275,800,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Shire of Chittering,Shire of Dalwallinu,Shire of Moora,Shire of Victoria Plains
|Corridor:||Perth - Darwin
The project will upgrade sections of the Great Northern Highway totalling approximately 131.8 straight line kilometres between Muchea and Wubin, including bypasses and other realignments; intersection upgrades, construction of rest areas, and widening and construction of additional overtaking lanes.
The upgrade will improve freight productivity, reduce travel times and improve safety on a national network highway that is a key link for the transport of equipment and supplies to the resources industry in the north of Western Australia.
The Australian Government is contributing $275.8 million towards the $344.75 million project.
Work on the current section, the Miling Straight Realignment, commenced in November 2016 and is expected to be complete by mid-2018. Construction on the Miling Bypass, Muchea North Realignment and Pithara sections is expected to commence in early 2018. The full project is expected to be completed in mid-2019.
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Project details last updated: 29/01/2018