Rocky Bottom Creek Crossing

The upgrade of the Rocky Bottom Creek Crossing and approaches aims to reduce the number of days the crossing is closed due to flooding, and improve access and safety for road users on the Central Arnhem Road.

The crossing is located approximately 410 km from the Stuart Highway and 95 km from the community of Gapuwiyak. The works are now complete and  open to public.

This project was jointly funded by the Australian Government under the Regional Roads Productivity Package (RRPP) and the Northern Territory Government.


Now completed, the project will:

  • Reduce the number of days the crossing is closed for during weather events
  • Improve the road safety and access for all road users.

Project timeline

The project is complete and was open to the public on 2 September 2016.

Current works

There are no current works.

Project scope

The project encompassed:

  • Construction of a single-lane bridge upstream from the old crossing
  • 3.2 km of new road realignment including approaches to the new crossing
  • Rehabilitation of the old road alignment.

Road users are still encouraged to regularly check the Road Report NT website prior to travel during the wet season and after periods of heavy rain to ensure that the road is open and safe for travel.


You can contact Cielo Alvaran, project officer bridges, either by:

Latest news

Update 4 – 2 September 2016  

The Bridge is now open for use.

rocky bottom bridge roadrocky bottom bridge overhead 

Update 3 - 18 April 2016

Update 2 - 14 December 2015

Work is currently on hold due to the wet season.

Update 1 - 21 October 2015

Rocky Bottom Creek Crossing - Works under way

Last updated: 28 November 2017