Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities print logo Building our Future print logo

Improve Flood Immunity, Road Safety and Productivity on Northern Territory Highways

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2010 - 2015
Estimated Project Cost:$160,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$160,000,000
Corridor:Perth - Darwin, Brisbane - Darwin

Project Description

The Australian Government provided $160 million to the Improve Flood, Immunity, Road Safety and Productivity on Northern Territory Highways project including:

  • Upgrading of narrow and strength deficient pavements on the Stuart, Barkly and Victoria highways;
  • Upgrading existing truck parking bays and rest areas, including intersection improvements, access management and localised by-passes;
  • Construction of overtaking lanes on the Stuart Highway between Darwin and Katherine;
  • Construction of a rail overpass near Alice Springs;
  • The first stage of a heavy vehicle bypass of Katherine; and
  • Flood immunity improvements on the Stuart and Victorian highways.

Projects under the package included:


The works will improve driving conditions on Northern Territory highways, particularly for heavy vehicle traffic, making the highways safer and more efficient.


The Australian Government providing $160 million to the program of works.


The various works were undertaken between 2010 and 2015.

Disclaimer: The material contained in this site is made available on the understanding that the Department is not thereby engaged in rendering professional advice for a particular purpose. Before relying on the material in any important matter, users should carefully evaluate the accuracy, completeness and relevance of the information for their purposes and should obtain appropriate professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances.

Project details last updated: 9/02/2016