Minister for Infrastructure, Minister for Transport
Works will continue on Tiger Brennan Drive ensuring increased safety and shorter travel times as the tender for road package two was awarded earlier this month.
Minister for Infrastructure Peter Chandler said the works will improve capacity, synchronise traffic signals and include an overpass at Hidden Valley.
“The Country Liberals Government is committed to making lives simper and safer for Territorians and the Tiger Brennan Drive duplication is doing just that,” Mr Chandler said.
“We will see a reduction in congestion and decrease in travel times from Palmerston to Darwin.”
All foundations for the extended Hidden Valley Bridge have been completed and work is about to start on asphalting the bridge in preparation for six weeks’ access for the V8 Supercars event.
“After the V8s the detour will be reinstated and the bridge completed by about late October,” Mr Chandler said.
“Current work includes the set-up for improvements in the Bayview area and the removal of the next stage of hills at Amy Johnson Avenue.”
Minister Chandler said that in March there had been an increase of five per cent in Indigenous Employment man hours worked on the Tiger Brennan Drive project, bringing the total Indigenous employment last month to 30 per cent.
“It is fantastic to see these figures rising and just proves that this is a Northern Territory project built by Territorians for Territorians,” Mr Chandler said.
“I will be monitoring these figures and encouraging other projects to aim for similar results as part of the Indigenous Employment Provisional Sum.”
Road package two was awarded to Darwin local contractor, Allan King and Sons for $10.3 million.
‘I acknowledge and thank the Commonwealth Government for their commitment and funding for the Tiger Brennan Drive project,” Mr Chandler concluded.
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