Senator for the ACT Kate Lundy was pleased to join with Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Anthony Albanese, ACT Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher, Member for Fraser Andrew Leigh, Member for Canberra Gai Brodtmann and Member for Eden Monaro Mike Kelly today in launching the first stage of construction on the $288 million Majura Parkway project.
This project is jointly funded by the ACT and Federal Labor Governments and involves the construction of creating a dual carriageway four lane road which will link the Federal Highway and the Monaro Highway and provide an important link between the north and south of Canberra.
Senator Lundy highlighted the importance of the new road to Canberrans, and the benefits it will bring to the South East NSW region.
“The Majura Parkway Project is a vital piece of infrastructure, not just for Canberra but for the whole region.”
“The significance of this project will be felt by both transport and freight services transporting goods and services around the region, and for local and interstate commuters who are travelling either through Canberra, or simply commuting from one side to the other,” Senator Lundy said.
“The new road will play an important role in distributing freight in a way that will avoid populated areas and other major arterial roads such as Northbourne Avenue, and will work towards relieving congestion and providing better access to the Majura Valley and beyond.”
The detailed design for the project has now been finalised and construction is scheduled to commence in early 2013 with an expectation that the road will be open to traffic in June 2016.
“This road is another fine example of the ACT and Federal Labor Governments working together constructively to achieve great outcomes for the ACT and the region,” Senator Lundy concluded.
More information on the Majura Parkway Project can be found by visiting www.majuraparkway.act.gov.au
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