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NT GOV awards contract for road upgrade design works

The Northern Territory Government has awarded a contract for works to design upgrades for Cox Peninsula Road, a major arterial road on the rural outskirts of Darwin.

The Northern Territory Government has awarded a contract for works to design upgrades for Cox Peninsula Road, a major arterial road on the rural outskirts of Darwin.

ADG Engineers Darwin will handle the design, which will focus on strengthening and widening the road between the Litchfield Park Road intersection and Fog Bay Road intersection. A new 3 kilometre passing lane and tie-ins to the intersections will be created with construction anticipated to begin in the 2025 dry season, following a public tender process.

Cox Peninsula Road, a major arterial road, is currently a single carriageway dual lane sealed road with narrow lanes and shoulders. Pavement strengthening, widening and constructing a new passing lane will make this road safer for all road users.


 

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Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics Joel Bowden said these works will ensure that this section of road infrastructure is safe and fit for purpose.

“With around 5000 vehicles travelling this major arterial road, including heavy vehicles, local residents and visitor vehicles, the design of these upgrades will help ensure we have a road that can withstand the heavy use and also make it safer for motorists,” Bowden said.

Currently upgrades are underway on the Cox Peninsula and Southport Road intersection to enhance safety and traffic flow, with the works including widening of Cox Peninsula Road to accommodate dedicated left and right turning lanes onto Southport Road. This project is anticipated to be completed by July 2024.

The projects are jointly funded by the Northern Territory and Australian Government under the $45 million Road Safety Program Tranche 4 & 5. Total funding for both projects is $6.45 million.

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