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

Great Northern Highway Upgrade Ord River North Section (Stage 2)

Funding Program:Northern Australia Roads Program
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2021 - Late 2024
Estimated Project Cost:$43,500,000
Australian Government Contribution:$34,600,000
Local Council/Shire:Shire of Halls Creek
Corridor:Perth - Darwin

Project Description

The project will widen and overlay 11.2 kilometres of road along the Great Northern Highway, including approach works and construction of a new bridge over Tickalara creek.


  • Improved road safety for all road users
  • Improved efficiency and network reliability
  • Improved freight productivity and access to freight gateways


The Australian Government has committed $34.6 million towards the $43.5 million project.


The project is currently under construction and is expected to be completed by late 2024.

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Project details last updated: 2/08/2022