New turning lanes, a drainage upgrade and resurfacing will improve access into and out of the Port Hedland International Airport
$941,926 contract awarded for project to improve safety and access
Upgrade works to improve safety and access for road users are set to begin on a section of the Great Northern Highway near the Port Hedland International Airport funded by the State Government.
Transport Minister Dean Nalder today announced a $941,926 contract had been awarded to one of Main Roads' Integrated Services Agreement providers, Ventia to deliver the works under the management of Main Roads' Pilbara Region.
"This project will involve the construction of dedicated left and right turn lanes on the Great Northern Highway into the Port Hedland International Airport, along with drainage improvements and resurfacing," Mr Nalder said.
"This work will deliver improvements to a number of intersections and the front of the Walkabout Hotel will also be improved with the removal of truck stopping bays.
"The highway is a vital link between our resource-rich regions in the north and our ports in the south."
The works are expected to be completed in May 2016.
Integrated Services Agreements provide operational asset management, network operations, minor capital improvements and maintenance services as required on the State's road network
An aerial view showing the section of the highway is below
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