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Alice Springs to Darwin Corridor - Roper Highway Upgrade (Stage 1)

Funding Program:Roads of Strategic Importance
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2021 - Late 2021
Estimated Project Cost:$5,428,000
Australian Government Contribution:$4,342,000

Project Description

Upgrade and seal approximately 4.5km of the Roper Highway, about 25km west of the community of Ngukurr.


  • Improved efficiency, freight capacity and network reliability.
  • Improved access, connecting  people with jobs and services, and goods with markets.
  • Improved road safety for road users


The Australian Government will contribute $4.3 million to the total project cost of $5.4 million. The project will be delivered in partnership with the Northern Territory Government.


Construction on the project is scheduled to begin in mid 2021 and to be completed by late 2021.

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Project details last updated: 5/08/2021