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

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Funding Programme:Investment Road and Rail Programme
Status:Completed
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2010 - 2015
Estimated Project Cost:$160,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$160,000,000
State:NT
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:

Benefits

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

Funding

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

Timetable

The various works were undertaken between 2010 and 2015.

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Project details last updated: 9/02/2016