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Outback Way - 2016 Election Commitment - NT - Plenty Highway Progressive Sealing

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2021 - Early 2022
Estimated Project Cost:$25,900,000
Australian Government Contribution:$20,720,000
State:NT

Project Description

The project involves approximately 31 kilometres of upgrading across one section of the Plenty Highway from formed road to a two-lane seal.

Benefits

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

Funding

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.

Timetable

Construction commenced in mid 2021 and is expected to finish in early 2022.

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Project details last updated: 24/01/2022