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Preferred builder announced for $35.5m Victoria Highway bridges replacement project


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Posted by Monica Gameng

The contract to deliver the $35.5 million bridge replacement project at Big Horse and Little Horse Creeks on Victoria Highway has been awarded to Northern Territory-based company Allan King & Sons Construction Pty Ltd.

The contract award will pave the way to improving the links between Perth and Darwin. Works will take place approximately 300 kilometres west of Katherine, Northern Territory.

“The Victoria Highway is the only sealed link between the Northern Territory and Western Australia, which means this upgrade project is critical to the keeping the Perth to Darwin freight corridor open for business.

“This project will replace the existing bridges of Big Horse and Little Horse Creeks to 1-in-20-year flood immunity standards, consistent with other crossings along the Victoria Highway. It will create approximately 60 jobs, 10 of which will be allocated as Indigenous positions,” Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said.

According to NT Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics Nicole Manison, the new bridges will be replacing the existing crossings with higher structures together with raised road approaches and culverts at low points, which will minimise the impact of flooding.

“The project design will also improve safety and connectivity around the new bridges by upgrading the intersections linking access roads to the Big Horse Creek boat ramp and the Bradshaw Field Training Area,” Ms Manison said.

This bridges replacement project is expected to be completed in late 2018.

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Source: Minister for Infrastructure and Transport

Monica Gameng

Monica Gameng

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