$3 million in upgrades for better public transport in Belconnen

Source: ACT Government

News Date: 04 Jul 2013

Category: Roads

Shane Rattenbury, MLA

Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, today announced the commencement of $3 million of work to improve public transport facilities on Haydon Drive and College Street in Belconnen.

"This work is part of the Belconnen to City transitway project, which will create a corridor of enhanced public transport infrastructure between Belconnen and the City. This is one of Canberra's key commuter routes," said Mr Rattenbury.

"The recently completed Barry Drive bus lanes already improve bus travel, and these new works in Belconnen will improve the transitway even more. Buses will be faster and bus stops will be better: it's another good reason for Canberrans to try commuting on an ACTION bus.

"This stage of the project constructs a dedicated bus lane on College Street, improved pick up and set down facilities outside Radford College, new bus stops on Haydon Drive and College Street, and improved walking and cycling facilities throughout the area.

"Haydon Drive and College Street are two of Belconnen's busiest roads with a large volume of commuters visiting the University of Canberra, Radford College, the Canberra Institute of Technology, Calvary Hospital and nearby housing.

"Once complete, the upgrade will reduce commuter travel time and create safer, improved facilities for all users. The improvements will help ease congestion along College Street and allow for a quicker journey for commuters accessing Radford College and the University of Canberra.

"The project has been developed in close consultation with Radford College and University of Canberra, who are both very supportive of the work.

"The works are expected to be completed by early 2014, and I thank the travelling community for their patience during this period," Mr Rattenbury said.

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