|Funding Program:||Investment Road and Rail Program
|Expected Start/Finish:||Early 2021 - Early 2022
|Estimated Project Cost:||$25,900,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$20,720,000
The project involves approximately 31 kilometres of upgrading across one section of the Plenty Highway from formed road to a two-lane seal.
The project is expected to deliver the following benefits:
- reduced travel time for all road users
- reduced costs to freight operators and improved route reliability through a decrease in road closures and reduced vehicle operating costs
- improved economic opportunities for all industries (such as mining and tourism) through improved access across the region
- reduced accidents by improving the overall safety of the route
The Australian Government will provide 80% of the project costs capped up to a contribution of $20.72 million, subject to the Northern Territory providing 20% of the project costs.
Construction commenced in mid 2021 and is expected to finish in early 2022.
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Project details last updated: 24/01/2022