​​​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.

Latest news

Bulk earthworks are progressing to construct the realigned section through Maggie’s Jump Up. Drainage works, including culvert replacements and extensions are nearing completion and pavement and sealing works are well underway.

The majority of bridgeworks on Weaber Plain Road are complete. Earthworks for the approaches to the bridge are complete. Roadworks have commenced and are expected to be complete late October 2018. Sealing works are expected to commence in early November 2018.

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 completion - December 2018 
Last Updated: 25 October 2018