Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

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

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2010 - Mid 2014
Estimated Project Cost:$27,584,122
Australian Government Contribution:$27,584,122

Project Description

This project was part of the $160 million Improve Flood Immunity, Road Safety and Productivity on Northern Territory highways project funded by the Australian Government. This project addressed 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
  • improved access management measures on and off the highways


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

This project also implemented access management measures to create a safer road environment.


The Australian Government provided over $27.5 million to this project.


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

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Project details last updated: 30/09/2019