|Funding Program:||Northern Australia Roads Program
|Expected Start/Finish:||Early 2018 - Late 2018
|Estimated Project Cost:||$38,490,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$30,790,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley
|Corridor:||Perth - Darwin
The Great Northern Highway is the only sealed road between the Port of Broome and the Port of Wydham on the National Land Transport Network linking Perth with Darwin in the Northern Territory.
The project will replace the existing low-level single lane Bow River Bridge on the Great Northern Highway with a new 2-lane high-level bridge. The project will also include sealing the two lane road to appropriate standards on an improved road alignment, high-level road embankments, rock guide banks at bridge abutments and a new rest area for heavy vehicles.
The Bridge currently experiences regular flooding during the wet season, and the current approaches and bridge-width raise safety concerns.
The project will provide the following benefits:
- improved road network reliability, through increased flood immunity and reduced road closure duration and incidence;
- improved road user safety, through improved road approaches, provision of a two-lane bridge and reduced flooding;
- improved road network accessibility between communities and business centres.
The Australian Government has committed up to $30.8 million towards this $38.5 million project.
Construction commenced in April 2018 and is expected to be completed in late-2018, weather permitting.
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Project details last updated: 10/07/2018