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Northern Territory Roads Package - National Network Fatigue Management and Safety Initiatives

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2016 - Mid 2019
Estimated Project Cost:$19,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$19,000,000
State:NT
Corridor:Perth - Darwin, Brisbane - Darwin

Project Description

The National Network Fatigue Management and Safety Initiatives are part of the $77 million Northern Territory Roads Package.

The initiatives include intersection upgrades and construction of new rest areas and truck parking bays on the Stuart Highway, Victoria Highway and the Barkly Highway.

Benefits

The projects will assist in improving safety on Northern Territory highways by providing additional rest opportunities to heavy vehicle operators and tourists and by upgrading intersections where safety issues exist.

Funding

The Australian Government is providing up to $19 million towards this project, including $11.5 million towards the Stuart Highway Upgrade from the Motor Vehicle Registry in Alice Springs to the Herbert Heritage Drive intersection.

Timetable

Works are mostly completed on this package.

The final section in this package is the upgrade of the Stuart Highway from the Motor Vehicle Registry entrance in Alice Springs to the Herbert Heritage Drive intersection, with an expected completion date of mid-2019.

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Project details last updated: 4/10/2018