Budget boost

Roads will continue to be upgraded in the latest Northern Territory budget announcement

Northern Territory has committed $408.1 million towards the Territory’s roads, national highways and transport assets in the 2014 budget.

Minister for Transport Peter Styles says the territory has a vast road network and it is vital these roads are upgraded, maintained and made safe to use for all motorists.

"Our government is focussed on developing the north and with increased traffic from new developments, growth in tourism and increasing demand of heavy vehicles from the resource, agricultural and pastoral sectors, we need to ensure our roads are adequate to meet this growing traffic demand," he says.

"We are continuing to connect the bush by delivering vital transport and infrastructure assets and focus on the future."

Styles says improved access to remote and regional areas is vital to connect all Territorians to major services and promote better opportunities for business growth and development. 

The 2014 budget also includes $5 million to upgrade regional roads across the Territory, $3 million to upgrade the Larapinta Drive/Lovegrove Drive intersection and $27 million to continue the duplication of Tiger Brennan Drive. 

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