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Lakeside Drive Upgrade

Lakeside Drive is 50 years old (built in 1968) and needs reconstruction and resurfacing works.

Lakeside Drive has a high flow of traffic with approximately 6,000 vehicles utilizing daily. The road is accessed by a range of the public including: emergency services, residents/commuters, uni students/lecturers, public transport.

Through ongoing assessment it has been identified that the surface of the road and a portion of the underlying road base is in need of improvement. The project, jointly funded by City of Darwin and the Australian Governments Roads to Recovery Program, will involve removing and replacing the road pavement to a depth of approximately 50cm. Further improvements to Lakeside will include upgrades to the pedestrian and bicycle crossing points which will enhance the roadway for all users.

Stage 1 Completed

Lord Mayor Kon Vatskalis announced the completion and re-opening of this important infrastructure route.

Stage 1 works, valued at $1.1M and jointly funded by City of Darwin and the Australian Governments Roads to Recovery Program, has been completed over 4 months.

The Lord Mayor confirmed works will be completed by Friday 1st March 2019 and the road will be reopened to two-way traffic on Monday 4th March.

Stage 2 works will be commencing mid-year.

NT Transport Updates

Passengers are advised that the road works on Lakeside Drive have been completed and all Route 4 services will resume normal route of travel Monday 4 March 2019.

Students, parents and carers are advised that the road works on Lakeside Drive have been completed and all Route 50, 54, 104, 131, 203 and IEU3 services will resume normal routes of travel
Monday 4 March 2019.

Temporary bus stops on Scriven Street, Alawa Crescent & Stasinowsky Street will be removed. Please resume using bus stops along Lakeside Drive. See map below.

To receive updates about this project please register your details through  engage.darwin.nt.gov.au/lakeside-drive-upgrade

Last modified 
26 Feb 2019

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