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

Newman to Katherine Corridor Upgrade (WA) - Port Hedland Airport Deviation

Funding Program:Roads of Strategic Importance
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2022 - Mid 2023
Estimated Project Cost:$76,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$50,200,000
Local Council/Shire:Town of Port Hedland
State:WA
Corridor:Perth - Darwin

Project Description

The project will construct a 5 kilometre single carriageway to realign the Great Northern Highway away from the Airport, construct a single-span concrete road bridge over a duplicated rail line, construct two access roads and relocate a tourist information bay.

The project will improve road safety by separating heavy vehicle through traffic from the built up area. It is also expected to improve network operation efficiency by removing delays caused by the at-grade crossing with a road over bridge.

Benefits

  • Improved road safety for all road users
  • Improved efficiency and network reliability
  • Improved connectivity between people with jobs and services, and goods with market

Funding

The Australian Government has committed $50.2 million towards the $76 million project.

Timetable

The project commenced construction in August 2022 and is expected to be finished by mid 2023.

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Project details last updated: 5/09/2022