|Funding Program:||Northern Australia Roads Program
|Expected Start/Finish:||Mid 2018 - Mid 2019
|Estimated Project Cost:||$54,480,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$43,580,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Shire of East Pilbara
Marble Bar Road is a key route that supports mining and agricultural activities as well as the tourism industry and links communities in the East Pilbara Region.
This project proposes to realign and reconstruct a 4km section of the Marble Bar Road that passes through Coongan Gorge.
The project will deliver the following benefits:
- improved road safety, through improvements to existing horizontal and vertical alignments, and re-alignment of sections passing through the gorge
- improved efficiency for freight vehicles, through widening of narrow sections
- improved accessibility for resource developments in the East Pilbara
- reduced road maintenance costs, through pavement reconstruction to increase weather resilience
The Australian Government has committed up to $43.58 million towards this $54.48 million project.
The project was officially opened to traffic on 6 June 2019.
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Project details last updated: 3/10/2019