Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Pavement Strengthening and Widening (ROSI Alice Springs to Darwin Corridor)

Funding Program:Roads of Strategic Importance
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2019 - Mid 2021
Estimated Project Cost:$8,900,000
Australian Government Contribution:$8,900,000
Local Council/Shire:Coomalie Community Government Council,Katherine Town Council,City of Palmerston

Project Description

Upgrades to roads on the Alice Springs to Darwin road corridor involving strengthening and widening, and resurfacing works. Early works cover various sections of the Stuart Highway, Berrimah Road and Tiger Brennan Drive.


• Improved freight efficiency, connectivity and travel time.
• Improved road safety.
• Improved economic productivity.
• Improved flood immunity.
• Reduced road repair and maintenance costs.


Works are funded under the Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative. The Australian Government will contribute $8.9 million to the project.


Construction works commenced in August 2019 and completed in June 2021.

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Project details last updated: 25/10/2022