|Funding Programme:||Northern Australia Roads Programme
|Expected Start/Finish:||Early 2018 - Late 2019
|Estimated Project Cost:||$77,880,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$62,300,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Coomalie Community Government Council
The Arnhem Highway is the major land transport route between the Stuart Highway and Kakadu National Park. In addition, the Arnhem Highway services the towns and communities of Humpty Doo, Marrakai, Corroboree, Jabiru and Arnhem Land.
This project involves constructing approximately 5 kilometres of new road alignment on the existing road corridor parallel to the existing road to a finished road level of approximately 4 metres.
This project will improve road reliability for road users between the Stuart Highway and Mount Bundy.
The project will provide the following benefits:
- improved flood immunity at the Adelaide River floodplain
- increased route reliability and accessibility on the Stuart Highway
- reduced duration and frequency of road closures, through improved pavement strength and flood immunity
The Australian Government has committed up to $62.30 million towards this $77.88 million project.
Construction is expected to commence in early-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: 7/02/2017