Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Improve Flood Immunity, Road Safety and Productivity on NT Highways - Overtaking Opportunities - Stuart Highway between Katherine and Darwin

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2010 - Mid 2014
Estimated Project Cost:$18,151,124
Australian Government Contribution:$18,151,124
Local Council/Shire:Coomalie Community Government Council,Katherine Town Council
Corridor:Perth - Darwin, Brisbane - Darwin

Project Description

The Stuart Highway Overtaking Opportunities project was part of the $160 million Improve Flood Immunity, Road Safety and Productivity on Northern Territory highways project funded by the Australian Government. The Stuart Highway forms the main link of the Northern Territory sealed road network providing access for the community, industry and tourism. This project addressed safety and overtaking capacity constraints on the Stuart Highway and improved the safety, efficiency and reliability of travel for all road users.


This project specifically targeted the identified areas and provided increased safety, corridor efficiency and reduced travel times.


The Australian Government provided over $18.1 million to this project.


Work commenced on the first of the overtaking lanes in January 2010, with construction completed mid 2014.

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Project details last updated: 27/09/2019