Upgrades for great region’s roads

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Elise Van AkenThe Kimberley Echo
Gibb River Road in the East Kimberley.
Camera IconGibb River Road in the East Kimberley. Credit: Australia's North West Tourism/Australia's North West Tourism

Road upgrades costing $400 million have started across the Kimberley.

The works are set to improve safety and efficiency while providing certainty for local businesses and creating hundreds of jobs.

The State Government’s recently secured funding partnership with the Federal Government to boost the Regional Road Safety Improvement Program will result in more than 100km of Great Northern Highway upgraded.

A separate $98.14 million Great Northern Highway Ord River North Project will upgrade 18km of road in 2021 and 2022, including the replacement of Tickalara and Frog Hollow bridges.

Works will also continue this year to improve and seal targeted high-priority sections of the 647km Gibb River Road between Derby and Wyndham.

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