|Funding Program:||Northern Australia Roads Program
|Expected Start/Finish:||Mid 2018 - Early 2019
|Estimated Project Cost:||$25,000,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$20,000,000
The Plenty Highway is a regionally significant arterial road, which supports remote communities and agricultural and mining activities. The Plenty Highway is part of the Outback Way, which is a national east-west link connecting Laverton in Western Australia to Winton in Queensland.
The scope of works for this project includes sealing almost 20 kilometres of the Plenty Highway to standard two-lane seal.
This project is one of two packages of works on the Outback Way in the Northern Territory being funded under the Northern Australia Roads Program.
These new commitments will build on the Australian Government's current investment of $20 million through the broader Infrastructure Investment Program to to upgrade sections the Outback Way in the Northern Territory.
This project will address the urgent priority sections and improve the road service standard for all road users.
The project will provide the following benefits:
- increased business development opportunities, including pastoral and tourism;
- improved access to remote communities;
- reduced duration and incidence of road closures, through improved flood immunity;
- improved road safety;
- reduced vehicle operating costs for freight and passenger vehicles;
- improved travel times for access to communities, pastoral stations, and tourism destinations.
The Australian Government has committed up to $20 million towards this $25 million project.
Construction commenced in mid 2018, and is expected to be completed in early 2019, weather permitting.
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Project details last updated: 21/05/2018