|Funding Program:||Investment Road and Rail Program
|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
|Corridor:||Perth - Darwin
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;
- Stage 2: Realignment of the Great Northern Highway around the north and west of the Wedgefield Industrial Area to meet future traffic demands.
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.
The Australian Government provided $197.2 million to this $272.4 million project.
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