Design Contract Awarded To Upgrade Cox Peninsula Road

NT Government

The Territory Labor Government continues to deliver strong, safe and more reliable roads awarding ADG Engineers Darwin a $330,000 contract to design upgrades to Cox Peninsula Road.

With increased heavy vehicles using the Cox Peninsula Road, the design 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.

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.

Quotes to attribute to Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics Joel Bowden:

“Territory Labor is ensuring the Territory’s road infrastructure is safe and fit for purpose, ensuring Territorians have access to safer and better roads.

“With around 5,000 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.

“Improving our transport infrastructure not only makes our roads safer but creates work for Territorians.”

Quotes to attribute to Member for Daly Dheran Young:

“This project will be welcomed by the local community that travel on the Cox Peninsula Road on a daily basis.

“As the region continues to have significant growth and a burgeoning tourism sector having a secure road infrastructure will ensure ongoing access and safety for travellers.”

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