• Funding program Northern Australia Roads Program
  • Status Under construction
  • Transport mode Road
  • Expected start/finish Mid 2018 - Late 2022
  • Estimated project cost $9,980,000
  • Australian Government contribution $7,980,000
  • State NT

Project description

The Tjukaruru Road is a key regional road, which services many remote communities and tourism activities. The Tjukaruru Road is also 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 upgrading and sealing approximately 13.3 kilometres of Tjukaruru Road to two-lane standard 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 Programme.


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:   

  • improved accessibility to remote communities in the area;
  • improved road safety, through sealing of unsealed pavements;
  • increased flood immunity, through pavement strengthening along the route; and
  • reduced vehicle operating costs for freight and passenger vehicles utilising Tjukaruru Road.


The Australian Government has committed up to $7.98 million towards this $9.98 million project.


Construction commenced in August 2018, and is expected to be completed in late 2022.

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