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Victoria Highway – New Bridges Over Little Horse and Big Horse Creeks

Funding Program:National Highway Upgrade Program
Status:Completed
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2017 - Mid 2019
Estimated Project Cost:$35,500,000
Australian Government Contribution:$20,010,000
State:NT
Corridor:Perth - Darwin

Project Description

The project replaced bridges at Big Horse Creek and Little Horse Creek crossings on the Victoria Highway, with new high level bridges and upgrades to the approach road to improve flood immunity.

Benefits

The project delivered new bridges able to withstand up to a 1 in 20 years flood event to improve the level of flood immunity of the Victoria Highway and provide more reliable access for road users. Closures due to flooding of up to four days were experienced prior to this project, these upgrades will see this reduced to less than 12 hours.

Funding

The Australian Government committed up to $20.01 million towards the project, in partnership with the Northern Territory Government.

Timetable

Construction commenced in late 2017 and major works were completed in July 2019.

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Project details last updated: 25/09/2019