Vanderlin Drive duplication

This Northern Territory Government funded project includes duplicating approximately 2.7km of Vanderlin Drive between Mueller Road to the McMillans Road roundabout.


Once complete, the project will support the growth of Darwin and improve road safety.

Project timeline

Tender closed: July 2016

Works commenced: Late August 2016

Works complete:  Forecast September 2017 (weather permitting)

Current works 

A contract has been awarded for the Vanderlin Drive duplication works between Mueller Road and McMillans Road.

Local Darwin company, Ostojic Group, commenced work on the project in August 2016. There will be 68 people employed to deliver this work during the project.

The duplication of this section of Vanderlin Drive will stretch over 2.7 kilometres and provide two dedicated traffic lanes for both inbound and outbound motorists.

As part of the works, four intersections will also be upgraded along Vanderlin Drive including Shoal Bay Recycling Centre, Kalymnos Drive, Calytrix Road and Manunda Terrace.

Vanderlin Drive is a key connector route between the northern suburbs, Berrimah and Palmerston.

The project will improve road safety along the busy route and reduce congestion from the northern suburbs to McMillans Road, Stuart Highway and Palmerston.

The road works will result in minor delays with speed restrictions and lane closures to be put in place under traffic management.

Community consultation

Community meetings regarding this project have been held in August and October Further to the last meeting, and taking community comments on board, it has been decided that traffic lights will be installed at the intersection of Vanderlin and Kalymnos Drives.

Traffic lights will provide the following road safety benefits:

  • Improved road safety by providing orderly traffic movements
  • Reduced risk of serious crash types
  • Controlled intersection access from Kalymnos Drive based on traffic demand
  • Safe pedestrians and cyclists crossing facility provided on demand

Project scope

Works involve:

  • Duplicating over 2.7km of Vanderlin Drive to provide two dedicated traffic lanes each for inbound and outbound traffic
  • Upgrade four intersections
    • Shoal Bay Recycling Centre Road
    • Kalymnos Drive (including installing traffic signals)
    • Calytrix Road
    • Manunda Terrace
  • Street lighting
  • Landscaping 


You can contact the Department’s Civil Projects division with any queries about this project by either:

Last updated: 05 January 2017