Great Northern Highway Improvements Broome to Kununurra - Latest News

Great Northern Highway improvements Broome to Kununurra

Priority Status: Priority Initiative

State: WA

Suburbs Affected: Broome to Kununurra

Great Northern Highway improvements Broome to Kununurra Project Plan

  • WA State Government Funding: 87.5 million
  • Project Type: Road - Road upgrade

Great Northern Highway improvements Broome to Kununurra Construction Details

The project focuses on a section of the Great Northern Highway between Kununurra and Broome and involves upgrades to the following:

  • flood resilience
  • bridge and pavement broadening and strengthening
  • revitalisation of culverts
  • overall safety of the corridor

Great Northern Highway improvements Broome to Kununurra Jobs & Community Plan

The Great Northern Highway between Kununurra and Broome currently suffers from single-lane bridges and narrow pavement and single-lane bridges which creates challenging traffic conditions for passenger and heavy freight vehicles. Road closures are a constant during the wet season, which creates challenges for connection with local communities and their ability to access essential services. It also has a significant impact on supply chain and the ability to efficiently conduct business within the Kimberley Region. In this region of Western Australia, safety, connectivity and resilience against flood continue to be issues that present a threat to both social and economic health. Regional and remote areas are highly reliant on infrastructure for their productivity and sense of wellbeing, as acknowledged in the 2019 Australian Infrastructure Audit.

Great Northern Highway improvements Broome to Kununurra Upgrade Timeline

Great Northern Highway improvements Broome to Kununurra - Timeframe: 0-5 years.

Source: https://infrastructuremagazine.com.au/2019/05/14/4-2-billion-for-roads-in-wa-budget/, https://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/McGowan/2019/05/McGowan-Governments-strong-investment-in-the-Kimberley-continues.aspx

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