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

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

Project Description

The project will involve the replacement of the existing 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.


The project will deliver new bridges that will be able to withstand up to a 1 in 20 years flood event. This will improve the level of the flood immunity of the Victoria Highway to provide more reliable access for road users, currently when the road floods, closures occur for up to four days.  These upgrade will see this reduced to less than 12 hours.


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


Construction commenced in late 2017, and is expected to be completed in mid 2019.

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Project details last updated: 20/07/2018