Construction of the Tiger Brennan Drive and Berrimah Road overpass are progressing well, with 60 per cent of the project’s works completed. 

Extensive works have been undertaken to create the new lanes for Tiger Brennan Drive, the Berrimah Road overpass structure and the high fill embankments.

In the coming months, the new Tiger Brennan Drive carriageways and tie-in to the existing road will be completed.

Other key upcoming works include earthworks for embankments and construction of retaining walls on Berrimah Road south of the existing Tiger Brennan Drive.

New on and off ramps will also be progressively completed, ready for opening to traffic.

The $165 million, jointly-funded investment by the Federal and Northern Territory Governments will improve road safety outcomes, reduce traffic delays during peak hours and increase the traffic flow for freight connectivity.

Traffic will be transitioned to the new alignment of Tiger Brennan Drive in stages once the bridge construction is complete and safe to allow vehicles to pass underneath.

Subject to inclement weather, the traffic switch is anticipated to occur in April 2024, with the overall project due for completion at the end of 2024.

Northern Territory Chief Minister, Eva Lawler, said that this landmark road project will make the daily commute for 20,000 Territorians a whole lot safer.

“Our government’s continued strong investment in new infrastructure projects will see support for local businesses across a number of industries meaning more work and jobs for Territorians,” Ms Lawler said. 

Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, Catherine King, said that this project will be a boon for the nearly 20,000 vehicles travelling on Tiger Brennan Drive daily, easing congestion – particularly in busy peak periods.

“The new overpass will carry Berrimah Road traffic over Tiger Brennan Drive, separating the major flow of traffic on Tiger Brennan Drive from traffic on Berrimah Road, enabling a continuous, safer flow of traffic,” Ms King said. 

Northern Territory Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics, Joel Bowden, said that the project is also good news for jobs and investment in the Northern Territory, with the project being delivered by local company Sitzler and supported by a host of local subcontractors and suppliers.

“As well as improving safety by separating opposing traffic, the project will also provide an economic boost by improving traffic flow and connectivity for freight road trains heading to East Arm Wharf.”

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