Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan and Transport Minister Rita Saffioti have turned the sod on stage three of the $81.5 million Karratha-Tom Price Road project.
The project involves sealing the last remaining section of unsealed road between Broome and One Arm Point - a 90 kilometre section of red dirt road currently prone to closures in wet weather.
The sealing of key cattle supply routes in North Queensland continues, with works under way on the Burke Developmental Road between Chillagoe and Almaden.
Outback communities and businesses will benefit from a $14.5 billion, four-year regional roads and transport program.
When Main Roads Western Australia wanted to implement EME2 bitumen on the Kwinana Freeway extension, they enlisted the help of SAMI Bitumen Technologies and its new blowing column.