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NT awards $100 million road sealing contract

A variety of contractors are part of the panel to deliver the major road sealing works

The Northern Territory government has announced it has awarded a $100 million panel contract to six contractors over the next five years for a major road sealing project.

The project will ensure that quick, responsive and regulator bitumen resurfacing works are completed across the Northern Territory’s road networks.

The businesses that have won the panel contract include Downer EDI Works, Boral Asphalt NT, F & J Bitumen Services, NT Bitumen and Asphalt, Top Coat Asphalt and Fulton Hogan Industries.

The bitumen works will be carried out in all of the NT’s major regions, including Central Australia, the Barkly, Big Rivers, Top End regions and urban roads in Darwin, Palmerston and Litchfield.

NT infrastructure, planning and logistics minister Joel Bowden says the Territory roads are “vital lifelines that connect communities”, with works on these roads being important.

“The Territory government is ensuring quick response time for roads that are damaged and impacted by weather events,” Bowden says.

“Sealing roads across the breadth of the Northern Territory is a priority of the Territory government and makes our roads safer for Territorians and visitors.

“We will continue to invest in our roads to ensure we continue to improve year round connectivity and unlock economic opportunities here in the NT.”

The contract is split into a series of schedules and includes large asphalt works, large resealing works and smaller asphalt works such as footpaths and carparks, as well as smaller resealing jobs.

Bowden says the panel contract cuts red tape, saves businesses time and ensures asphalting, sealing and resealing works can be rolled out when and where they are needed while still ensuring all Territory businesses can tender for works.

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