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Barkly Stock Route Upgrading

Funding Program:Northern Australia Beef Roads Program
Status:Not started
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2018 - Early 2019
Estimated Project Cost:$12,500,000
Australian Government Contribution:$10,000,000
State:NT

Project Description

The Barkly Stock Route is a rural main road connecting the Stuart and Tablelands highways, servicing a number of cattle producers in the area.  The route is currently partially sealed.  

The project will upgrade, widen and seal 15 kilometres of the Barkly Stock Route to improve efficiency for heavy vehicles transporting livestock and other heavy vehicles and road users. Additional works will also be undertaken to upgrade culverts to improve drainage.

Benefits

The project will support the transportation of livestock in the region by improving road safety and regional productivity, reducing travel times and increasing road reliability during the wet season.

Funding

The Australian Government has committed up to $10 million towards this $12.5 million project.

Timetable

Construction is expected to commence in late 2018 and be completed in early 2019, weather permitting.

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Project details last updated: 20/07/2018