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

Pavement Strengthening and Widening (ROSI Newman to Katherine Corridor)

Funding Program:Roads of Strategic Importance
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2020 - Early 2022
Estimated Project Cost:$8,538,000
Australian Government Contribution:$8,538,000
Local Council/Shire:Katherine Town Council

Project Description

Upgrades to roads on the Northern Territory section of the Newman to Katherine road corridor involving strengthening, widening and resurfacing works on the Victoria Highway.

This project includes bituminous resurfacing on various sections between chainages 42 and 59km and pavement strengthening and widening and bituminous resurfacing between chainages 82 and 87km.


• 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 $8.5 million to the project.


The project commenced construction in May 2020 and completed in January 2022.

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Project details last updated: 2/08/2022