|Funding Program:||Northern Australia Roads Program
|Expected Start/Finish:||Mid 2018 - Late 2019
|Estimated Project Cost:||$54,480,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$43,580,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Shire of East Pilbara
Marble Bar Road is a key route that supports mining and agricultural activities as well as the tourism industry and links communities in the East Pilbara Region.
This project proposes to realign and reconstruct a section of the Marble Bar Road that passes through Coongan Gorge.
The project will deliver the following benefits:
- improved road safety, through improvements to existing horizontal and vertical alignments, and re-alignment of sections passing through the gorge;
- improved efficiency for freight vehicles, through widening of narrow sections;
- improved accessibility for resource developments in the East Pilbara; and
- reduced road maintenance costs, through pavement reconstruction to increase weather resilience.
The Australian Government has committed up to $43.58 million towards this $54.48 million project.
Construction is expected to commence in mid-2018, 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: 7/12/2017