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 Territory Labor Government has released a $40 million tender to realign and seal Gunn Point Road.
Important safety works are on the way for the Golden Highway, with a crucial intersection upgrade starting soon at Cobbora Road, west of Dunedoo.
Work will soon begin to widen the West Gate Freeway and build the citybound entrance for the West Gate Tunnel.
Premier Mark McGowan and Transport Minister Rita Saffioti have recently inspected the Forrestfield- Airport Link rail tunnels, walking the new one-kilometre underground tunnel bored by TBM Sandy.
Almost 3.5 kilometres of the Kennedy Developmental Road in north Queensland have been sealed and widened under the Northern Australia Roads Program (NARP), improving safety for all drivers in the region.