The Territory Government is upgrading the Cox Peninsula Road and Darwin River Road intersection.
Local business Jinah Civil and Plant have been awarded the $1 million contract for these works. The upgrade will enhance safety and improve traffic flow.
Along with the local traffic, Cox Peninsula Road and Darwin River Road are frequented by the fishing and camping community, with Cox Peninsula Road being the gateway to Litchfield National Park, Wagait Beach, Dundee Beach, Bynoe and Crab Claw.
The upgrade will involve the widening of Cox Peninsula Road to accommodate a right turning lane onto Darwin River Road.
This project is part of the Territory Governments $220 million road safety budget.
The upgrade will enhance safety and improve the flow of traffic and also include:
- Widening of Cox Peninsula Road
- Dedicated new right turning lane
- Extend existing culverts
- Install subsoil drainage
- Signage and line marking
- Minor clearing to improve sight distances
- Intersection lighting
Works are set to commence this month and are set to be complete by the end of 2021.
Quotes from the Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics, Eva Lawler:
“This another road safety project the Territory Government is getting underway.
“The Cox Peninsula Road is an important connection for Territorians living in the Daly area, along within tourism and businesses in the region.
“The Territory Government has allocated $220 million in Budget 2021 for road safety projects and we are getting on with it.”
Quotes from the Minister for Recreational Fishing, Paul Kirby:
“Upgrades to Cox Peninsula road will improve the fishing experience for Territorians who like to cast a line from Wagait to Dundee.
“The Territory Government continues to upgrade gateways to many fishing spots, like Point Stuart Road, to improve tourism and support local business.”