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Great Northern Highway - Maggie’s Jump Up

Funding Program:Northern Australia Roads Program
Status:Not started
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2018 - Late 2018
Estimated Project Cost:$25,800,000
Australian Government Contribution:$20,640,000
Local Council/Shire:Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley
Corridor:Perth - Darwin

Project Description

Maggie's Jump Up is section of the Great Northern Highway between the intersections of the Buntine and Victoria highways.

The scope of works for this project includes the construction of passing lanes and improvements to vertical and horizontal road alignments.

This project is one four packages of work on the Great Northern Highway being funded under both Northern Australia Roads programmes.


The completion of these works will contribute to enhancing freight efficiency and improve safety on the broader Great Northern Highway.

The project will provide the following benefits:    

  • increased freight efficiency, through improvements to vertical and horizontal road alignments;
  • increased safety for road users, through the provision of new passing lanes;
  • higher freight capacity along the Great Northern Highway, through improvements to route flood immunity and reliability.


The Australia Government has committed up to $20.64 million towards the $25.8 million project.


Construction is expected to commence in late-2017, noting that the project is still in the early stages of development and the above project timelines are subject to change.

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Project details last updated: 19/10/2017