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Stuart Highway to see flood resistance improvements

GHD awarded improvement contract for 8km of Stuart Highway

The NT government has awarded a $350,000 contract to GHD Pty Ltd to design flood immunity improvements on an 8km stretch of the Stuart Highway near Daly Waters, south of Katherine.

The work is part of the federal and NT state governments’ jointly funded $217 million Northern Territory Industry Roads program, which will upgrade priority roads.

The construction ready design will include an engineering survey and geotechnical investigation on this key transport and logistics route.

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In addition to providing flood resilience to this section of the Stuart Highway, the project will improve connectivity, freight productivity and access, road safety and access to health and social services for remote communities.

The construction tender will be released once the designs are completed, with works to commence mid-2025.

Planning is underway to determine the scope of the remaining upgrades to be delivered under the Northern Territory Industry Roads program.

The NT government is also planning for and delivering long-term upgrades along Central Arnhem Road, which connects Nhulunbuy to the Stuart Highway. Douglas Partners Pty Ltd has been awarded a $990,000 contract to undertake geotechnical investigations on the Central Arnhem Road to inform three upgrade packages to improve flood immunity, road safety, travel time and accessibility.

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