New parkway will ease congestion, says mayor

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Mayor Overall and Dr Mike Kelly open the new parkway.
THE 2.3-kilometre Edwin Land Parkway extension was opened today by Queanbeyan mayor Tim Overall and Federal member for Eden-Monaro, Dr Mike Kelly.

“The extension links Jerrabomberra and Karabar, provides an alternate exit from both suburbs and will help ease peak traffic congestion at the Lanyon Drive/Tompsitt Drive intersection,” the mayor said.

The intersection of Old Cooma Road and Edwin Land Parkway is now controlled using traffic lights.

“With an additional 16,000 residents to be living at Googong within the next 20 years, it’s important for council to start concentrating on our road network now,” Mr Overall said.

“It is envisaged that the termination point of the Edwin Land Parkway extension will link with the Ellerton Drive extension and will take a lot of the traffic that will come from Googong away from our city centre and also away from Jerrabomberra.”

The Edwin Land Parkway extension cost $11.75 million and was funded by a $6 million grant from the Federal Government, Section 94 contributions, loans and reserves.

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