The Northern Territory Government has released the tender for the construction of the $39.5 million Barneson Boulevard in Darwin’s CBD.

The project will deliver a connection between Tiger Brennan Drive and the CBD, and will finalise the duplication of Tiger Brennan Drive between Dinah Beach Road and McMinn Street.

City of Darwin Mayor, Kon Vatskalis, said the design of Barneson Boulevard focused on incorporating an urban streetscape in line with the vision for the Darwin CBD revitalisation.

“The project includes intersection upgrades and realignments, with sequenced traffic signals to optimise traffic flow, wide footpaths and segregated cycle ways, and will incorporate urban landscaping and opportunities for roadside amenities such as alfresco dining in the future, re-energising the entire precinct,” Mr Vatskalis said.

Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure, Paul Fletcher, said the project will create jobs, help revitalise Darwin’s CBD and encourage private investment.

“The construction of the Barneson Boulevard and Tiger Brennan Drive stage three project is expected to support approximately 80 jobs over the life of the project, and will also support further economic development in the Darwin CBD through improved road infrastructure,” Mr Fletcher said.

“The new Barneson Boulevard is planning for Darwin’s future, with the link ultimately reducing pressure on other CBD roads and providing commuters with another option to enter and exit the CBD.”

The Australian Government has committed $29.5 million to the Barneson Boulevard and Tiger Brennan Drive stage three project, with the Northern Territory Government and City of Darwin each committing a further $5 million.

Submissions to tender close 26 February 2018. 

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