27 September 2023

New footpaths put best foot forward

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Over 10km of new footpaths are expected to be under construction around Canberra by the end of this month according to the Minister for Roads and Active Travel, Chris Steel, including 26 new projects which are the final additions to the city’s fast-track program.

Mr Steel said that since the fast-track program commenced in April, 30 new footpaths and five new road safety improvements had been announced.

“We are announcing the remaining 24 paths and two more road safety improvements to finalise our first round of local infrastructure stimulus, with around 16 path and road safety projects already complete,” he said.

“[The] announcement includes a new 265m long footpath behind the Higgins shops, a new 290m off-road cycle path from the Barton Highway to Ellenborough Street in North Lyneham, a 430m long path along Bernacchi Street in Mawson and a new shared zone on Abena Avenue in Crace.”

Mr Steel said the projects were in addition to the suburban upgrades the Territory had already committed to.

“We’ve also this week completed the final stage of the Flemington Road shared path between Morisset Road and Well Station Drive,” he said.

Mr Steel said the shared path, which was expected to open to the public this week, would improve access to businesses in Mitchell and provide an important connection to the light rail network.

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