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

Pavement Strengthening and Widening (ROSI Tennant Creek to Townsville Corridor - Northern Territory)

Funding Program:Roads of Strategic Importance
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2020 - Late 2020
Estimated Project Cost:$895,000
Australian Government Contribution:$895,000

Project Description

Upgrades to roads on the Northern Territory section of the Tennant Creek to Townsville road corridor involving strengthening and widening, and resurfacing works. Early works cover sections of the Barkly Highway between chainages 117.0-121.5km and 146.3-152.8km.


• 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 $895,000 to the project.


The project commenced in early 2020 and reached practical completion in late 2020.

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Project details last updated: 25/10/2022