New overpass to be built at NT Tiger Brennan Dr & Berrimah Rd

Monica Gameng   |   April 23, 2021
Tiger Brennan Drive and Berrimah Road intersection (cr: Mix 104.9)

A new overpass is due to be constructed soon at the Tiger Brennan Drive and Berrimah Road intersection in the Northern Territory as the State and Australian Governments plan to release a tender for an early contractor involvement contract for the project this week. 

The jointly funded $61.5 million project is being delivered under through the Road Safety Program, which will improve safety at this intersection. 

“In January of this year I visited the Northern Territory to announce this joint funding with the Territory Government. The release of the tender this week will create local jobs and keep Territorians safe. 

“Importantly, this is only one of the first batch of projects to be approved under the program for the Territory, with a total of up to $96 million available to the Northern Territory to continue to roll out lifesaving upgrades across the road network through to June 2022,” Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said. 

Tiger Brennan Drive caters to almost 20,000 vehicles a day and this intersection is one of the known locations of multiple fatal crashes. Building an overpass at this intersection will help separate traffic on Tiger Brennan Drive from those on Berrimah Road. 

According to NT Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics Eva Lawler, the State Government is investing $13.7 million to deliver several road safety packages as part of the Towards Zero road safety goals. This funding commitment is brought forward along with the $30.75 million for the Tiger Brennan and Berrimah Road intersection overpass. 

“This investment will support local jobs across a number of industries, continuing our Government's focus on economic development and jobs for Territorians, while also supporting new infrastructure projects. 

“We are getting the Tiger Brennan Drive/Berrimah Road overpass project on the ground because we understand how important it is to Top End road users,” Minister Lawler said. 

Once open to traffic, the new overpass will allow for continuous traffic flow at this intersection, which will result in reduced traffic delays during peak times as well as improve connectivity to East Arm Wharf for freight transport. 

The winning proponent from this week's tender release will be undertaking community consultation for the best overpass route. 

“Through the Road Safety Program we have approved $2.5 million to get this critical project underway in tranche 1 and, subject to the ‘use it or lose it’ provisions of the program, a further $28.25 million is expected to flow in tranches 2 and 3 to complete the project and improve traffic flow for commuter and industrial/commercial traffic and reduce crashes at this intersection. 

“This vital funding is not only providing a much-needed boost to local jobs and the economy, it is delivering safety measures to ensure road users stay safe on our roads,” Sentaor for Northern Territory Dr Sam McMahon said. 

This multi-million-dollar project will also be delivering an off-road cycle path along Tiger Brennan Drive from Berrimah Road to Roystonea Avenue. 

For interested parties, the tender for this project can be viewed here. 

Source: Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development; Northern Territory Government Newsroom; Trailer Magazine; Mix 104.9 

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