Contract awarded to upgrade Great Northern Hwy, WA

The Western Australian Government has announced the contractor to undertake the $56.1M project to upgrade the highway between Maggie Creek and Wyndham in the Kimberly region.The Western Australian Government has announced the contractor to undertake the $56.1M project to upgrade the Great Northern Highway between Maggie Creek and Wyndham in Western Australia’s Kimberly region.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Barnaby Joyce said WBHO Infrastructure has won the contract for the project, which will support the region’s ongoing economic development, particularly the mining and agricultural industries.

“The Wyndham Spur section of the Great Northern Highway is a key route for the region and the transport industry in the Kimberley, providing the only sealed access to Wyndham and its port,” Mr Joyce said.

The project includes widening and strengthening works along the Wyndham Spur section and the realignment and construction of a passing lane at Maggies Jump Up.

Works also involve realigning major parts of the highway and the replacement of the Weber Plain road bridge.

WA Minister for Transport, Planning and Lands Rita Saffioti said the works would improve safety and reliability of the highway to help meet the future demands of the Kimberley Region road network.

“This project will improve substandard sections of the highway which are prone to flooding and struggle to accommodate road trains carrying cattle, minerals and produce to the Port of Wyndham,” Ms Saffioti said.

Construction on the project is due to start in April 2018 with completion expected in late-2018.


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