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Stuart Highway Strengthening and Widening (Regional)

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2021 - Mid 2022
Estimated Project Cost:$9,500,000
Australian Government Contribution:$7,600,000

Project Description

Upgrades to five sections of the Stuart Highway in regional areas of the Northern Territory:

  • Pavement strengthening and widening between chainages 549.1-550.8km and 595.5-597.5km
  • Pavement rehabilitation at Renner Springs (between chainages 824.5-826.5km), Elizabeth River to Jenkins Road (between chainages 8.7-39.6km) and North of Tropic of Capricorn (various sections between chainages 1218-1461km)


Benefits include:

  • Improved efficiency and network reliability
  • Improved connectivity between people with jobs and services, and goods with markets
  • Improved accessibility and connectivity of road networks
  • Improved road safety for all road users


The Australian Government committed $7.6 million towards this $9.5 million project, in partnership with the Northern Territory Government.


The project is scheduled to start in mid 2021 with construction to be completed by mid 2022.

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Project details last updated: 12/10/2020