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Port Hedland Improvements Project

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Completed
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:June 2009 - June 2014
Estimated Project Cost:$272,400,000
Australian Government Contribution:$196,200,000
Local Council/Shire:Town of Port Hedland
State:WA
Corridor:Perth - Darwin

Project Description

The Port Hedland Improvements Project was constructed in two stages:

  • Stage 1: Upgrade of the Pinga Street, Wallwork Road and Port Hedland Road intersections with the Great Northern Highway, construction of two new intersections and construction of a fourth lane on the Great Northern Highway between Wallwork Road and Port Hedland Road;
    and
  • Stage 2: Realignment of the Great Northern Highway around the north and west of the Wedgefield Industrial Area to meet future traffic demands.

Benefits

The project will now deliver the following benefits:

  • support the transport demands of Port Hedland’s mineral export industries over the next 20 years;
  • a reduction in conflict of heavy vehicle freight traffic and light vehicle commuter traffic between Port Hedland and South Hedland;
  • a reduction in traffic congestion at Pinga Street, Wallwork Road and Port Hedland Road intersections with the Great Northern Highway; and
  • improved passing opportunities.

Funding

The Australian Government provided $197.2 million to this $272.4 million project.

Timetable

Construction of the first stage of the Port Hedland Improvements Project commenced in June 2009 and was complete in October 2009.

Construction of the second stage of the Port Hedland Improvements Project commenced in October 2012 and was complete in June 2014.

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Project details last updated: 20/02/2015