Tiger Brennan Drive Overpass Takes Another Step Forward

NT Government

The Tiger Brennan Drive and Berrimah Road overpass has achieved a major milestone with the first of the new lanes to open to traffic from 6am Monday 29 April 2024.

Over 20,000 Territorians travel Tiger Brennan Drive every day, with this milestone making the road safer.

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

The project is being delivered by local company, Sitzler, and supported by a host of local subcontractors and suppliers. To date over 180 local businesses have been involved in this significant project with more than 1,200 workers involved, including 139 indigenous workers and 27 apprentices and trainees.

The new outbound lanes of Tiger Brennan Drive heading towards Palmerston are now connected to the existing lanes, allowing road users to utilise these lanes, passing under the bridge carrying Berrimah Road over Tiger Brennan Drive.

To date, extensive works have been undertaken to create the new lanes for Tiger Brennan Drive, including:

Site remediation works and ground treatment works;Service relocation works for HV power, telecommunications, water and sewer mains;Extensive bulk earthworks to create the new alignment of Tiger Brennan Drive along with high fills for elevated Berrimah Road and the new on & off ramps;Installation of major drainage culverts and creation of stormwater detention ponds;Construction of road pavements;Installation of street lighting;Construction of the bridge

The new overpass will carry Berrimah Road traffic over Tiger Brennan Drive, separating the major flow of traffic on Tiger Brennan Drive from the traffic movements on Berrimah Road enabling a continuous flow of traffic and continued safety.

The new Tiger Brennan Drive city-bound carriageway and tie-in to the existing lanes is anticipated to be open to traffic in June.

The overall project is anticipated to be completed at the end of 2024.

Quotes attributable to Chief Minister Eva Lawler:

“This is a landmark project which will positively impact 20,000 Territory road users each and every day.

“Projects like this support Territorians in work and supports a pipeline of local businesses. This milestone is the first of many.”

Quotes attributable to Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Catherine King:

“The latest important step in delivering this major project is more welcome news for those who travel on Tiger Brennan Drive daily.

“We are working in partnership with the NT Government to deliver the new overpass, which will ease congestion – particularly in peak-period traffic.”

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

“Tiger Brennan Drive is a key arterial Territory road that supports industry and gets the Territory working.

“This project also improves road 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.”

Quotes attributable to Federal Member for Solomon Luke Gosling:

“Today is another major step forward in the Australian and Northern Territory Governments’ joint commitment to improving the Tiger Brennan Drive and Berrimah Road overpass.

“From Tiger Brennan Drive to the Tanami, the Albanese Labor Government is ensuring our region has the funding it needs and deserves to improve roads infrastructure – the importance of which cannot be understated, especially for protecting and enhancing the lives of Territorians.”

Quotes attributable to Senator for the Northern Territory Malarndirri McCarthy:

“The recent flooding has shown how vital our road networks are, especially with food supplies to Territory families.

“The Albanese Labor government is focussing on the bush as well as cities like Darwin, where road congestion and heavy vehicle traffic requires investment.

Northern Territory Government

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