25 September 2023

Duplication errors not to be duplicated

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An independent report into the delivery of the first stage of the Gundaroo Drive duplication project has been released by Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS).

The report informs construction of the second stage of the project.

In a statement, TCCS said the report reviewed the delivery of the Gundaroo Drive Stage One duplication from Gungahlin Drive to Anthony Rolfe Avenue/Mirrabei Drive.

“The lessons from the report have already been adopted to ensure the second stage of the project does not face any similar hurdles,” TCCS said.

“A key conclusion of the report related to utilities management and this equated to around 75 per cent of the project’s delay.”

It said other factors in the delay were the Government’s decision to increase the project’s scope to signalise the Mirrabei Drive, Gundaroo Drive and Anthony Rolfe Avenue intersection, and wet weather, respectively equating to around 14 per cent and 11 per cent of the delay.

“The recommendations and lessons learnt from the report are being effectively addressed in the Gundaroo Drive Stage Two duplication,” the Directorate said.

“Stage Two began in mid-2018 and will provide two lanes in both directions between Gungahlin Drive and the Barton Highway.”

TCCS said the project team was currently finalising the resurfacing of the new lanes between Nudurr Drive and the Barton Highway as well as the landscaping of the median. It expected to open all four lanes to traffic next month.

The 56-page report can be accessed at this PS News link.

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