palmerston northern territory 7.5 million dollar upgrades 2024 infrastructure
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  • BMD Construction to deliver a $5M upgrade at the Emery Avenue and Chung Wah Terrace intersection.
  • Allan King and Sons will install an upgrade at Lambrick Avenue and Hutchison Terrace.
  • Upgrades to the Palmerston Bus Interchange will be complete this month.

The Northern Territory city of Palmerston is set to see three major upgrades, including upgrades to roads and public transport infrastructure.

The Territory Government has invested $5 million to deliver a roundabout at the intersection of Emery Avenue and Chung Wah Terrace, $450,000 to create a dedicated right hand turn lane at the intersection of Lambrick Avenue and Hutchison Terrace, and $2 million to deliver upgrades to Palmerston Bus Interchange.

“Palmerston is the second largest and fastest growing city in the Northern Territory, and for good reason,” said Northern Territory Chief Minister, Eva Lawler.

“We are investing in our community assets right across Palmerston, and the community members I represent have asked for these upgrades which I am delivering.

“We are also progressing a number of other projects across the city to increase transport capacity and safety, including planning the extension of Roystonea Avenue from Owston to Elrundie, and improving the Stuart Highway and Lambrick Avenue intersection.”

The upgrades

The Emery Avenue and Chung Wah Terrace intersection will see a roundabout delivered by BMD Construction.

A roundabout was chosen following detailed engineering studies and extensive community consultation, determining the upgrade would deliver the highest level of traffic efficiency and safety at the intersection; the intersection has seen 35 traffic incidents since 2018.

A dedicated right hand turn lane will be delivered at Lambrick Avenue and Hutchison Terrace following community feedback. The lane will be installed by Allan King and Sons who won the tender to enhance the right turn off Lambrick Avenue which can see traffic bank up.

Norbuilt was awarded the $2 million contract to deliver a roof extension at Palmerston Bus Interchange alongside new facilities which will cater for increased commuters and new school bus routes servicing Palmerston and beyond. The new look bus interchange will be complete this month.

The bus interchange will also see additional shaded seating added, as well as lighting, CCTV, and a new accessible toilet facility.

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