|Funding Program:||Investment Road and Rail Program
|Expected Start/Finish:||Early 2019 - Mid 2021
|Estimated Project Cost:||$6,250,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$5,000,000
The project involves upgrading approximately 7.5km of the Plenty Highway from gravel to a two-lane seal, with associated drainage works as required.
The project is expected to deliver the following benefits:
- improve overall road safety and riding quality
- improve flood immunity
- minimise vehicle weight and type restrictions due to flooding or pavement preservation needs
- support current and future demand from mining, cattle and tourism industries
- reduce closure times of the highway
- formalise access roads
The Australian Government will provide 80% of the project costs capped up to a contribution of $5 million, subject to the Northern Territory Government providing 20% of the project costs.
Construction commenced in April 2019 and is scheduled to be completed in mid 2021, weather permitting.
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Project details last updated: 6/01/2021