Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities print logo Building our Future print logo

Outback Way - 2016 Election Commitment - NT - Plenty Highway upgrade and seal beyond Harts Range

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Not started
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2019 - Late 2019
Estimated Project Cost:$6,250,000
Australian Government Contribution:$5,000,000
State:NT

Project Description

The project involves approximately six kilometres of the Plenty Highway from gravel to a two-lane seal, with associated drainage works as required.

Benefits

The project is expected to deliver the following benefits:

  • improve overall road safety and riding quality
  • improve flood immunity
  • minimise vehicle weight and type restrictions due to flooding or pavement preservation needs
  • support current and future demand from mining, cattle and tourism industries
  • reduce closure times of the highway
  • formalise access roads

Funding

The Australian Government will provide 80% of the project costs capped up to a contribution of $5 million, subject to the Northern Territory providing 20% of the project costs.

Timetable

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

Disclaimer: The material contained in this site is made available on the understanding that the Department is not thereby engaged in rendering professional advice for a particular purpose. Before relying on the material in any important matter, users should carefully evaluate the accuracy, completeness and relevance of the information for their purposes and should obtain appropriate professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances.


Project details last updated: 22/05/2018