Specifications for roads

The roads specifications cover the construction and maintenance of major civil infrastructure development such as:

  • bridges
  • highways
  • subdivision road works including street lighting and stormwater design.

Each specification contains an overview of updates (commentary) section which gives the latest update information and general information on the production of project specifications.


These specifications are prepared and maintained by the department for use on Northern Territory (NT) Government road works projects and are made available as a service to the public.

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Specifications and supplementary documents

On this page:


July 2020 (version 4.2)
November 2019 (version 4.1)
July 2019 (version 4.0)


Get the bridgeworks updates overview PDF (53.2 KB).

For master specification templates, contact the project manager named as the contact person in the RFT/RFQ.

Extra documents

Get the concrete pour project check list PDF (65.4 KB).

To apply for a permit to work within an NT road reserve, go to the NT Government (NTG) website.

An Excel spreadsheet schedule of rates is included in the supplementary documents for road maintenance contracts.

An Excel spreadsheet template for schedules of rates contracts for capital works is available to staff only. Select either tier 3, or 4 or 5. Scroll down to Step 2: going to tender to find the link to the Excel format schedule.

Commercial clauses

For information on conditions of tendering and contracts with the NTG, go to the NTG website.

Last updated: 15 August 2022

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