​​​Great Northern Highway - Maggie Creek to Wyndham

Jointly funded by the Australian and State Governments, the project will see Great Northern Highway upgraded between Maggie Creek and Wyndham. The project will provide increased employment opportunities and a more reliable road network for the East Kimberley region. Awarded to WBHO Infrastructure Pty Ltd the contract also includes the replacement of the bridge on Weaber Plain Road near Carlton Hill Road, funded under the Road to Recovery program.

Image: Maggies Jump Up work site

Latest news

All pavement and sealing works along Wyndham Spur are complete and bulk earthworks through Maggie’s Jump Up are almost complete. Drainage works, including culvert replacements will be complete by end of December.

There is a small remaining section through Maggies Jump Up which will be undertaken following the 2018/19 wet season. Works have been completed to ensure there will always be two sealed lanes (one in each direction) through this unfinished section. Additionally, drainage measures will ensure the highway is safe and trafficable during the wet season. Minimal works will be carried out between December and the end of the 2018/19 wet season. After this, the main contractor will return to the project to finish the remaining section.

Bridgeworks on Weaber Plain Road are complete. The new alignment will be opened to traffic early December once the safety barriers are installed.

Scope of works

Maggie Creek to Wyndham

  • Reconstruction and realignment of the nearly six kilometres of highway known as ‘Maggie’s Jump Up’, including construction of a northbound passing lane
  • Reconstruction of 22 kilometres of highway from Maggie Creek to the Wyndham townsite, as well as drainage improvements

Roads to Recovery program – Weaber Plain Road bridge replacement

  • Replacement of the bridge on Weaber Plain Road (over the D4 drain near Carlton Hill Road) to increase its load carrying capacity

 

 

 

Image: Maggie Creek to Wyndham map from our May 2018 Project Update

 

​Key benefits

  • Improved road safety and access
  • Increased productivity, freight reliability and efficiency for the transport industry
  • Increased employment and business opportunities for the Kimberley region and local Aboriginal people and businesses
  • Improved access between Kununurra and agricultural and farming properties north of Bridge No. 5116 on Weaber Plain Road

 

​Key dates

  • Construction start - April 2018
  • Construction shut down for 2018/19 wet season - December 2018
  • Construction completion – July 2019
Last Updated: 18 December 2018