The following is an ACT Government Media Release:
Northbourne Avenue, London Circuit to undergo $7.6m upgrade
Two of Canberra’s busiest roads, Northbourne Avenue and London Circuit, will undergo significant safety improvements and maintenance over the next three months, Chief Minister and Minister for Transport, Jon Stanhope, said today.
Roadworks on London Circuit start this week while the first stage of the Northbourne Avenue works commence next week. The entire works will be completed by mid-June 2010.
The works include replacing deteriorated sections of road, improvements to the existing on-road cycle paths and footpaths and the provision of new on-road cycle paths on sections of London Circuit.
Mr Stanhope said the $7.6 million works were being funded through the Federal Government’s Roads to Recovery Program.
“This work, which will involve the resurfacing of almost 43,000 square metres of roadway over the next three months, represents a major investment in the safety and proactive maintenance of the ACT’s road network,” Mr Stanhope said.
Mr Stanhope said nearby residents and businesses would be well informed about roadworks in their area, with prominent signs and letterboxed notices about expected delays and closures.
“The ACT Government is fast-tracking the roadworks by scheduling overnight and weekend work. Lane closures will be kept to off-peak times to minimise the impact on road users.
“I urge road users to be patient while the work takes place and allow for extra commuting time when travelling through the affected areas.”
Local firm Cord Civil Pty Ltd was awarded the contract for the Northbourne Avenue works and Downer EDI Works was awarded the London Circuit contract.
The Northbourne Avenue upgrades will be conducted in three stages:
- Stage 1: Northbourne Avenue northbound between Alinga Street and Rudd Street and from north of Barry Drive to Gould Street;
- Stage 2: Northbourne Avenue southbound between Girrahween Street and Cooyong Street; and
- Stage 3: Northbourne Avenue northbound between Gould Street and Condamine Street.
To find out more visit: http://www.tams.act.gov.au/
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