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Tiger Brennan Drive

Project Status: Completed

Overview

The Tiger Brennan Drive Extension project is the largest and most significant section of the $127 million East Arm Port Access Route being funded by the Australian and Northern Territory Governments to improve traffic flow to East Arm Port and Palmerston..

Benefits

  • Relieve pressure on other arterial roads in the Darwin urban area, including the Stuart Highway
  • Improve access to the East Arm Port
  • Ease traffic congestion
  • Improve safety and reduce travelling times between Darwin and Palmerston
  • Reduce traffic delays for about 34,000 vehicles per day

Contractors

Stage One of the project, the $6.5 million Berrimah Road Duplication, was awarded in January 2008 and has been completed by Macmahon.

Macmahon Contractors was awarded the contract for Stage Two with key partners Sinclair Knight Mertz (design consultant) and the Larrakia Development Corporation.

Stage Three, the Berrimah Road-Rail Overpass from Wishart Road to the weighbridge on Berrimah Road was also awarded to Macmahon.

Commencement of works

  • Stage 1 - completed 2009
  • Stage 2 - completed 2010
  • Stage 3 - completed 2012

Contact

Further Information: 08 8999 3643
Email Address: shane.dahlhelm@nt.gov.au

 

Latest news

  • 12 December - Berrimah Road Railway Overpass - Change to traffic conditions
    The Berrimah Road Railway Overpass is now officially open to traffic. The four lane, two way traffic bridge will redirect up to 4000 heavy vehicles a day. Read the press release for more information.
  • 20 October - Berrimah Road Railway Overpass - Change to traffic conditions
    From Friday 21 October, all Berrimah Road outbound traffic will be detoured over the new Railway Overpass. Direct access to the public weighbridge is still
    available. Inbound traffic will be unaffected at this stage.

    Please drive carefully and heed all traffic control devices in place.

    For further information contact Department of Construction and Infrastructure Project Officer Lou Cowan on 0401 117 443.
  • 22 August 2011 - Overpass simplifies access to Darwin Port
    Construction of the $17 million Berrimah Road – Rail Overpass, Stage 3 of Darwin's multi-million dollar Tiger Brennan Drive project, is underway. Read the Australian Main Roads (pdf) article for more information.
  • 27 May 2011 - Berrimah Road Railway Overpass - Traffic Detour
    From Wednesday 1 June, all Berrimah Road traffic travelling (both inbound and outbound) between Wishart Road and the public weighbridge will be diverted to the new bypass detour.

    A 50kmh speed limit will be in place and a new signalised railway crossing (with barriers) will be operating.

    Please drive carefully and heed all traffic control devices.
    For further information contact the Tiger Brennan Drive enquiries line on 1800 110 243 or email inquiries@tigerbrennandrive.com.au
  • April 2011 - Project update
    Berrimah Road Rail Overpass (pdf)
  • March 2011 - Stage three
    Work is continuing on the final stage of the Tiger Brennan Drive project. There will be an increase in construction activity on Tiger Brennan Drive and Berrimah Road until the end of the year. Read the Stage three project update (pdf) for more information.
  • Tivendale Road reopened - Between Tiger Brennan Drive and Wishart Road (pdf)
  • Tiger Brennan Drive interchange opening - traffic delays (maps and information)(pdf)
  • E-News May 2010 (pdf)
  • E-News January 2010 (pdf)
  • E-News November 2009 (pdf)

Events

Fact Sheets

Media Releases

Stage 1: Duplication Berrimah Road, Tiger Brennan Drive and Wishart Road

Stage One of the project was completed in early 2009. Stage One included duplication of lanes on Berrimah Road between Tiger Brennan Drive and Wishart Road and creating dual turning lanes to ease congestion.

Stage 2: Extension Tiger Brennan Drive, Stuart Highway and Interchange

Stage Two was completed in December 2010 and saw the construction of 7.5km of road works including a four lane dual highway to extend Tiger Brennan Drive from Berrimah Road to the Stuart Highway.

Stage Two also involved the construction of two much anticipated overpasses at the Stuart Highway and Roystonea Avenue intersection - with pedestrian access across the Stuart Highway to be included.

Stage 3: Berrimah Road Rail Overpass - Berrimah Road

Work is continuing on the final stage of the Tiger Brennan Drive project. There will be an increase in construction activity on Tiger Brennan Drive and Berrimah Road until the end of the year.