2024 is already shaping up to be another huge year for NT Bitumen & Asphalt (NTBA), with the crew having mobilized at the end of January from Darwin to the Tanami.
Two huge contracts on both Tanami Road and the Carpentaria Highway with Exact Contracting are expected to keep the crew busy until the first quarter of 2025. Elsewhere, upgrades will be completed on the Stuart Highway – just south of Tennant Creek – working for Black Cat Civil.
2023 was an exceptionally busy year for the crew, having smashed out about 50km of brand-new road on the Carpentaria Highway, and approximately 70km on Tanami Road.
It is looking like new highways, or highway upgrades in the Northern Territory will be constructed to a width of 9 metres, as is the case with both the Carpentaria and Tanami projects. On the Carp, we are using a double/double seal (two coat seal) with 20mm and 10mm aggregate (stone, chips), while on the Tanami the scope calls for the use of 14mm and 7mm aggregate.
NT Bitumen & Asphalt have finally been able to complete work on the Barkly Stock Route for Exact Contracting, spending the latter part October and the start of November out in the sticks.
It was a huge job with the team sealing 21 kilometres of road to a width of 7 metres. It required nearly 300,000 litres of hot bitumen to get the job done, while almost 2500 tonne of 14mm rock was spread over the top.
In addition to the this, the crew needed to put two seal coats on the floodway areas with 14mm and 7mm stone, as well as tying it all in with some well-worked tapers.
Having completed this work, the crew headed south to complete a seal at Mount Everard, just north of Alice Springs. The work was done for Black Cat Civil, and involved priming of the gravel base, followed by a two-coat seal with 14mm and 7mm aggregate.
The crew needed a total of about 3700 litres of hot bitumen, and they used a combined total of 36-tonne of rock (about 27m3).
For anyone interested, the method of work is detailed below. If you would like this or something similar done at your property, please get in touch using our contact page!
The unpredictability of the bitumen game has struck again, with the NT Bitumen & Asphalt crew bypassing the not-yet-ready-to-be-sealed work on the Barkly Stock Route. However, sticking with the remote theme of work this year, the crew were whisked off to Ramingining to complete a project for Henderson Earthmoving and Haulage.
The boys sealed the Ramingining Link Road over an area of 24,200m2 with a Prime and Two Coat Seal, with 20/10mm aggregate. They required over 70,000 litres of bitumen to get the job done, and it was completed on time to our usual high standards.
The crew are now off to the Barkly Stock Route (we promise), where they will be sealing 15.5km of road.
The NT Bitumen & Asphalt crew were out on the Plenty Highway again last month, completing more bitumen upgrades for Exact Contracting. It was all new work again, so the boys needed to prime the newly-constructed pavement – all 42,485m2 of it – followed by a 14mm seal.
The works commenced 146 kilometres from the turnoff with the Stuart Highway and the site was about 6 kilometres long.
We also put a couple of coats of 20mm and 10mm stone on a number of floodways that were typical of the job.
The crew have finished up in the southern region of the NT for now, and are completing more work for Exact Contracting, this time in the Tennant Creek Region. Stay tuned for more pictures of that region, where the guys are sealing 15.5km of road on the Barkly Stock Route, between the 8.3 and 23.8 kilometre marks.
The NTBA crew have been out and about again, extending our services to every corner of the Northern Territory. As well as continuing our projects on the Plenty Highway, the guys have made their way into Alice Springs to complete some work as well.
One in particular was for Hume Contracting – a large car park upgrade on the corner of Bath and Gregory Terraces. It was approximately 1600m2 of 10mm bitumen reseal upgrade to what was previously a pavement in desperate need of some new life.
600m2 of the area needed to be prepared by way of a prime coat, followed by a 10mm seal – as well as the reseal to the opposite existing side. The project was delivered on time and with no fuss despite the cold climate temperatures in Alice this time of year.
Please find a video below of the pavement having just been primed!
News: We are delighted to announce the company has won the Central Reseals Tender for 2018! It marks the third time in four years that we have been awarded this highly sought-after contract, which spans the width of the Northern Territory from Katherine to south of Tennant Creek.
With over a million litres of bitumen to be sprayed and nearly 7000-tonne of rock to spread, there really is less than a handful of companies in the Territory capable of tackling such a project, and we are incredibly proud to not only be in the ‘ball park’, but to take it a step further and pry the work away from our multi-national competitors.
Like us, the Northern Territory Government is committed to using local businesses as contractors and suppliers, and their tender review for ‘local content’ carried a 30% weighting this year. We are a 100% Northern Territory-owned and operated company and we are proud that this work will be undertaken by our Territorian workforce.
Works this year begin on the Stuart Highway just to the south of Larrimah. They continue on the Carpentaria Highway en route to Borroloola, before stretching onto Bing Bong Road. We then head south for some more resealing works on the Barkly Highway near the Queensland Border. We then head south of Tennant Creek near the Devil’s Marbles for another large section on the Stuart Highway.
Based in Darwin, we are leaders in the spray-seal and asphalt industry and undertake all forms of work, from large reseal contracts to small private driveways and carparks. Please use the Contact page for more information.