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Improve Flood Immunity, Road Safety and Productivity on NT Highways - Network Infrastructure Road Safety Initiatives Including Fatigue Management

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Funding Programme:Investment Road and Rail Programme
Status:Completed
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2010 - Mid 2014
Estimated Project Cost:$27,370,000
Australian Government Contribution:$27,370,000
State:NT

Project Description

This project is part of the $160 million Improve Flood Immunity, Road Safety and Productivity on Northern Territory highways project funded by the Australian Government. This project will address fatigue management issues on the National Network through:

  • the upgrade of existing truck parking bays;
  • construction of a number of new parking bays and rest areas;
  • improved targeted intersections to cater for increased traffic demand;
  • implemention of new localised by-passes; and
  • improved access management measures on and off the highways.

Benefits

The measures in this package of works are designed to offset the impacts of the growth of heavy vehicles and tourism traffic in the Northern Territory. It is expected that the project will improve the level of service on the Network by alleviating congestion at rest areas and reducing the incidence and severity of road accidents.

This project will also implement access management measures which are expected to create a safer road environment.

Funding

The Australian Government provided $27.37 million to this project.

Timetable

Works under this program commenced in mid 2010 and were completed Mid. 2014.

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Project details last updated: 3/10/2014