Sealing of an additional 10 kilometres of Maryvale Road to Titjikala in the Northern Territory has now been completed.
The works aim to reduce travel time and decrease the chance of road closures.
Funded on an 80:20 basis by the Australian and Northern Territory governments, the works form part of the broader $205.9 million Roads of Strategic Importance Alice Springs to Darwin Corridor investment.
“These completed upgrades to Maryvale road will mean reduced costs for our freight operators and improved reliability of the network, making sure business can keep on moving, in a safe and productive way,” said Northern Territory Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics Ewa Lawler.
Northern Territory Minister for Central Australia Reconstruction Chanston Paech added, “We have listened to the community and upgraded and extended the seal of the Maryvale Road by a further 10 kilometres, which is important for pastoralists and people in remote communities who rely on this vital link for supplies and exports,” Paech said.
Other elements of the completed section included the installation of seven culverts to improve drainage and flood immunity.
The link forms part of the Northern Territory Government’s Rural Secondary Road Network, traversing through pastoral and Aboriginal Land.