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Tanami Road Upgrades

Halls Creek, Sturt Creek


  • Road

    Project type
  • $42.75 million More info

    Total budget
  • Under Construction

    Project phase
  • Main Roads WA

    Lead agency
  • 190

    Jobs supported

Tanami Road is 1,035 kilometres long, linking Alice Springs in the Northern Territory to the Great Northern Highway, near Halls Creek, in Western Australia.

The 313km section in WA is unsealed (except for a small section near Sturt Creek). Upgrades will include reforming the road formation, existing roadside drainage and construction of gravel sheeting.

Design and development activities are progressing on the first 114 km. The first six-kilometres of Tanami Road was sealed and opened to traffic in late-2023.


  • Improve the transport network across Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland
  • Increased regional connectivity and reduce travel times
  • Improved access to health and social services

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