A year of traffic delays for Parkes Way

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WORK is set to start on the widening of Parkes Way in Acton and motorists will start to notice traffic delays from Monday morning.

From 9.30am on June 25, work will start on the $14.7 million Parkes Way widening project, which will see the construction of a third lane from Glenloch Interchange to Edinburgh Avenue and the improvement of the Parkes Way on-ramp to Commonwealth Avenue.

The work is expected to be completed in June next year. Work will not happen during peak hour periods but when workers are onsite the speed limit will be reduced from 90 to 60 kilometres per hour.

Roads ACT director Tony Gill said a small section of road at the Edinburgh Avenue off-ramp that will remain at 60 kilometres per hour due to the reconstruction of the adjacent retaining wall.

“We expect there may be some traffic disruptions on connecting roads to Parkes Way including William Hovell Drive, Caswell Drive/Gungahlin Drive Extension and the Tuggeranong Parkway,” Mr Gill said.

“We ask Canberrans to be patient during these road works and urge them to seek an alternative route where possible or factor extended travel times into their commute.”

For information contact Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.

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