News Date: 19 Apr 2017
The $10 million upgrade of the Barton Highway/Gundaroo Drive/William Slim Drive intersection is finished, following the opening of an additional lane on the William Slim Drive approach.
Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the Australian Government had fully funded the project as part of its investment in better and safer roads throughout the ACT.
“Investment in ACT roads is part of the Australian Government's record $50 billion infrastructure investment programme that is building our future, creating jobs and delivering better lifestyles for all residents,” Mr Chester said.
ACT Minister for Transport and City Services Meegan Fitzharris said the key road upgrade helped improve the quality of Canberra's road network.
“We can already see the positive effect the Barton Highway intersection upgrade has made, with significantly reduced queuing in peak periods and reduced crashes since the lights became operational in December 2016,” Ms Fitzharris said.
“An additional lane on each approach to the Barton Highway roundabout has improved capacity and the new traffic lights have balanced traffic-flow during peak periods.
“Both of these new works have been effective in cutting delays.”
The Andrews Labor Government has announced that important geotechnical investigations will start shortly within the Waterways estate wetlands to enable the project to progress to its next stage.
The final 20 girders needed to build the Warrell Creek bridge are now being put in place, bringing completion of the $380 million upgrade of the Warrell Creek to Nambucca Heads section of the Pacific Highway one step closer.
The Western Australian Government has completed works on 15 new overtaking lanes on Great Eastern Highway in the Goldfields region.
The community of Colac has celebrated the official opening of the Bluewater Leisure Centre which will aim to provide modern health and recreation facilities set to invigorate active lifestyles in the region.
A new road linking Main North Road to residential developments east of Gawler has been given the green light, paving the way for jobs and further investment in Adelaide’s north.