Coolalinga Road safety upgrades

The Northern Territory Government has released a new design for the long-term traffic management solution for Coolalinga.

The design includes changes to the Stuart Highway and was informed by several rounds of community consultation, as well as technical investigations.

Coolalinga Road safety upgrades map

Download the concept design - printable version PDF (821.6 KB).


This is a long term solution, which addresses road safety, improves accessibility and allows for future growth in the area.

The project will:

  • improve road safety for all road users, including pedestrians and cyclists by incorporating signalised pedestrian crossings at popular crossing points, and inclusion of footpaths
  • improve accessibility to and from both sides of the Highway by creating 2 new intersections which facilitate safe signalised access in all directions
  • support future planning and growth by ensuring that future roads and developments can easily connect to the road network.

Features of the final design

Features include:

  • 2 new signalised intersections on the Stuart Highway providing direct access to and from the shopping precincts situated on the northern and southern sides
  • extension of service roads on both sides of the Stuart Highway
  • extension of existing road behind Coolalinga Central to the new signalised intersection
  • extension of Henning Road through to Virginia Road
  • new road link between the Stuart Highway and Henning Road
  • reduced posted speed limit to 60km/h on the Stuart Highway through this precinct.

Design and construction timelines

  • Construction is scheduled to commence by 2023. Works will include construction of two new signalised intersections, improving safety for pedestrians crossing the national highway.
  • Design tender was awarded in April 2021.
  • Completion of the first stage of detailed design is scheduled for August 2022.


This final concept has evolved from the feedback garnered from stakeholders during 2 previous rounds of consultation.

It also includes feedback from several conversations with:

  • affected landowners
  • local business
  • key representative groups.


Stakeholder Engagement Manager
08 8927 7118

Last updated: 21 April 2022

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