​​​Great Northern Highway Upgrade

Ord River North

Upgraded the highway between Ord River and Tickalara Creek to improve safety and accessibility in the Kimberley.
A traditional smoking ceremony prior to construction

The project upgraded 8 kilometres of Great Northern Highway between Ord River and Tickalara Creek, which is 100 km north of Halls Creek.

Works included:

  • Construction of two passing lanes
  • Reconstruction of two parking bays
  • Resurfacing Spring Creek Bridge
  • Installation of culverts to improve drainage and reduce flooding

Following on from other projects in the region of Great Northern Highway such as the works in Maggie Creek to Wyndham and Bow River Bridge, these projects will collectively provide a more reliable road network and continued employment for the local community.


Construction began


Construction completed

Great Northern Highway project map
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Acknowledgement of country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.

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