outback highway

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was reading in todays N>T News that the $10mil outback highway is to be completed runs from alice to laverton in wa
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Reply By: Deleted User - Saturday, Jul 15, 2006 at 23:23

Saturday, Jul 15, 2006 at 23:23
boo hoo nobody cares that that we can now drive on a good road from Qld to W.A.
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Reply By: Deleted User - Saturday, Jul 15, 2006 at 23:31

Saturday, Jul 15, 2006 at 23:31
The 'Outback Way' route links Laverton in Western Australia with Winton in South-West Queensland, via Alice Springs and Uluru/Kata Tjuta National Park in the Northern Territory. In addition to towns, it serves a number of smaller communities, primarily Aboriginal settlements that are among the most isolated in Australia. They include Tjukayiria and Warburton in Western Australia.

In recognition of the potential benefits that a developed 'Outback Way' could deliver, the Australian Government has committed a $10.0 million investment to assist its development. Together with matching funds from local government, two states and the Northern Territory, $22.0 million will be rolled out to improve the 'Outback Way' during the next three years.

About 1,700 km remains unsealed.

The development of an all-weather gravel road, and a sealed road where warranted, across inland Australia will serve the pastoral and mining industries. The proposed works will reduce the road closure duration in the wet season at some locations and improve travel conditions at selected sections with unsafe curves.

The Australian Government has formally approved eight of ten proposed projects, including four projects in Western Australia for funding over the 2006-07 to 2007-08 period.

Projects in Western Australia will involve:

raise and reconstruct about 15.7 km of the road starting at a point 239.8 km east of Laverton and realign a further 3.4 km to reduce the incidence of boggy conditions during the Wet, when the route is impassable ($950,000);
at a point 228.75 km from Laverton, reconstruct 7.2 km of road on a new raised alignment ($550,000);
undertake similar treatment in the Ngaanyatjarraku section, between 617.14 km and 622.038 km east of Laverton ($240,000); and
rebuild 17.34 km of the route starting at 576.2 km east of Laverton to reduce maintenance on a corrugated section of road susceptible to water inundation during the Wet ($780,000).
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