Berrimah Road duplication

The Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics is planning for the future duplication of Berrimah Road, between the Stuart Highway and Tiger Brennan Drive.

Berrimah Road is a vital link in the Northern Territory’s logistics and supply chain. It connects the Stuart Highway to Darwin Port, the nation’s ‘northern gateway’ for Australasian trade. Traffic modelling has shown that Berrimah Road needs to be duplicated in the future to cater for growth.

A concept design is being developed by local engineers, Tonkin Consulting. Community feedback is invited on the development of this concept design.

This is a planning project and funding has not yet been committed for construction.

About the concept design

Land acquisition

Land will need to be acquired to provide the width needed to cater for the road duplication. The sketch below proposes that the duplication occurs on the western side of the road to minimise impact to properties.

Traffic signals

Traffic signals are proposed at Pruen Road (south) and College Road to facilitate circulation of traffic and to provide safe pedestrian crossing.

Median strip

A median strip is proposed which will safely separate the north and southbound traffic. This will change the way that properties are accessed. To help facilitate access on both sides of the road, U turns are also proposed at various locations.

U turns

U turns will be permitted from both directions for cars (not trucks).


Consultation will occur over two stages.

The first stage was held between 26 August 2019 and 3 October 2019. During this stage, feedback was invited from businesses, land owners and road users around Berrimah Road about:

  • general thoughts about the proposed concept
  • problems which may exist
  • ideas for improvements.

The second stage of consultation will be to seek feedback on a final concept design. This is planned for 2020.


To provide feedback on the development of the designs, contact True North Strategic Communication:
Phone: 8981 6445

More information

For more information, read the Berrimah Road duplication fact sheet PDF (1.3 MB).

Last updated: 06 February 2020

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