An iconic journey
The journey to build one of Australia’s largest national infrastructure investments has reached an important milestone, with the final section of highway opening to traffic in December 2020.
It means the full 657 kilometres of highway between Hexham and the Queensland border is now open to traffic.
In reaching this historic moment, it is important to reflect on the fact it has been about more than just building a successful highway.
Since 1996, when the program began, it has been about building strong communities and economies, overcoming challenges, new innovations and technology, environmental sustainability and protection, improved workplace health and safety, uncovering Aboriginal and European history as well as documenting learnings to improve infrastructure building into the future. So much more than just a road.
This 25-year journey has been captured in the book, An iconic journey.
We hope you enjoy this book and the story it tells.