• Funding program Roads of Strategic Importance
  • Status Under construction
  • Transport mode Road
  • Expected start/finish Mid 2021 - Late 2023
  • Estimated project cost $31,663,000
  • Australian Government contribution $25,331,000
  • State NT

Project description

Construction of a new section of approximately 2.8km of the Arnhem Highway including installation of bridge, culvert and drainage structures to improve the flood immunity of the highway at the Adelaide River flood plain.


  • Improved flood immunity at the Adelaide River flood plain
  • Increased reliability and efficiency of movements on the Arnhem Highway, and improved linkages with the Stuart Highway and the rest of the NT road network
  • Reduced duration and frequency of road closures
  • Improved road safety


The Australian Government will contribute $25.3 million to the total project cost of $31.7 million. The project will be delivered in partnership with the Northern Territory Government.


Construction on the project began in mid 2021 and is expected to be completed by late 2023, weather permitting.

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