The second stage of the duplication of Gundaroo Drive has reached the finishing line following the opening of four lanes between Gungahlin Drive and the Barton Highway.
Announced by the Minister for Roads and Active Travel, Chris Steel, works will finish up in the median over the coming weeks after which the speed limit will be reinstated to 80km/h between Gungahlin Drive and the Barton Highway.
“Work on the $30 million duplication between Gungahlin Drive and the Barton Highway got underway in mid-2018 and has been completed on time and within budget,” Mr Steel said.
“We know Gungahlin residents will be pleased to see this duplication project completed and I’d like to sincerely thank them for their patience and understanding whilst this and many other major projects in their region were completed,” he said.
Mr Steel said key features of the completed project included duplication of 2.45 kilometres of Gundaroo Drive to provide an additional lane in each direction; new off-road paths; LED streetlights; improved bus facilities including new shelters; noise walls; on-road cycle lanes; and new landscaping with 450 trees and 50,000 shrubs planted along the corridor.
“We now turn our focus to the duplication of the road connecting Belconnen and Gungahlin between the Barton Highway and Ginninderra Drive.”
“We are moving through approvals and expect to release the tender for construction in July ahead of construction commencing in spring,” he said.