Creating safer roads for all Territorians is a priority of the Territory Labor Government.
The overpass at the Tiger Brennan Drive and Berrimah Road intersection is set to become a reality with the design released this week.
Close to 20,000 vehicles travel on Tiger Brennan Drive each day and this intersection has tragically been the location of multiple crashes and fatalities.
The construction of the new overpass will separate the major flow of traffic on Tiger Brennan Drive from the traffic movements on Berrimah Road. The overpass will enable the continuous flow of traffic along Tiger Brennan Drive resulting in reduced traffic delays during peak hours, shorter travel times and improved connectivity for freight transport to East Arm Wharf.
The $110 million project will be jointly funded by the Australian and Northern Territory governments. Prioritising safety and connectivity, the works will include:
Construction of the overpass with Berrimah Road passing over Tiger Brennan Drive Realignment of Tiger Brennan DriveImprovements to Berrimah Road catering to requirements for road trainsOn and off rampsEarthworks, drainage works, pavement construction, asphalt works, linemarking and road safety barriersStreet lighting, traffic signals, improved pedestrian and cyclist accessibilityLandscaping and urban design.
Local business Sitzler will be delivering these works over the next two years, supporting 150 jobs at the peak of construction.
Works will be undertaken in a staged manner with consideration given to minimise impact for all road users.