Top end's big spend

The Northern Territory is about to invest millions in roads and transport assets

Top end's big spend
NT Minister for Infrastructure Peter Styles

Northern Territorians will see major upgrades to roads and transport assets with $85 million set for infrastructure programs in Darwin, part of an overall territory wide spend of about $240 million continuing the Territorian Government’s commitment to boost the economy.

Minister for Infrastructure Peter Styles says supporting local businesses is a high priority for government and by bringing forward new projects, improved business opportunities would follow.

 "There are a wide range of tenders coming out in the next few months, which will provide great opportunities for local businesses," he says.

"Currently a tender is out for upgrade work for a stretch on the Arnhem Highway, while work has already begun on another section of that highway."

The program targets overtaking lanes and strengthening and widening works at a number of locations to improve the road between Humpty Doo and Mount Bundy.

The project will improve traffic flow between Palmerston/rural area and Darwin CBD and provide greater capacity for increased traffic.

Styles said Tiger Brennan Drive remains a high priority and overall there is a $103M jointly funded investment.

The Tiger Brennan Drive Duplication from Darwin CBD to Berrimah Road is a jointly funded project by the Australian and Northern Territory Governments under the Infrastructure Investment Program – and this project will begin later this year.

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