Stuart Highway job dearer, delayed

By ERWIN CHLANDA

 

The $11m North Stuart Highway duplication project has incurred additional costs as well a completion delay because of design changes required to accommodate un-identified underground services.

 

A spokesman for the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics says the between the motor registry and the turn-off to the Telegraph Station is now scheduled for completion early next month.

 

The tender was awarded in November 2018.  Civil construction works commenced in Jan 2019.

 

The road was opened to traffic on December 18 and minor landscaping, drainage works and a short section of central medium works in the vicinity of Dixon Road remain to be completed.

 

Asked by how much the cost will increase the spokesman said: “The total project budget for the construction stage will be finalised upon completion of the project. Design changes and construction quantities are still to be assessed.”

 

 

 

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  1. Watchn
    Posted January 15, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    Anyway, it is great now. Can hardly remember the bumpy, rotten, narrow highway that was there before.

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