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MEEGAN Fitzharris says the first sod has been turned for works to duplicate Gundaroo Drive from Gungahlin Drive to Mirrabei Drive/Anthony Rolfe Avenue.
“The works will be undertaken by Woden Contractors and will improve safety and relieve congestion in the growing Gungahlin region,” Meegan said.
“Preparatory works have already begun and residents should see visible road works next month.
“Duplication of Gundaroo Drive was a key commitment for the ACT Government in the 2015/16 ACT Budget.
“The duplication of Gundaroo Drive was a key priority for me as the local Gungahlin MLA and I was proud to present a petition for it to be funded in last year’s ACT Budget, which was signed by more than 1,000 people.
“Not only will it increase road capacity, but these works will support integrated transport in our city which is integral to our Public Transport Improvement Plan.
“During these works lane closures will be required, however they will be planned for outside the usual peak period. Reduced speed limits will be in operation to ensure safety for workers and for the travelling public, and diversions will also be in place for cyclists.
“Gungahlin residents will be kept up-to-date throughout construction with electronic road signage, website information, social media posts and letterbox drops, and I thank everyone in advance for their patience while this important work gets underway,” Minister Fitzharris concluded.
The total cost of the current works package is $31.1 million over two years. Works will commence in mid‑March 2016, following site set up by the contractors.