19 June 2020

Labor to invest in better roads for Gungahlin

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ACT Labor today announced their plans to invest in better roads for Gungahlin, to help make it easier for people to move around our city and create jobs.

If re-elected, Labor has committed to the duplication of William Slim Drive between the Barton Highway and Ginninderra Drive, and the second stage of Gundaroo Drive from Gungahlin Drive to the Barton Highway. This is in addition to the duplication of Horse Park Drive from the Federal Highway to Mulligans Flat Road.

Labor has also committed to design the Nudurr Drive extension to link Crace and Palmerston to Gungahlin Drive, and upgrade the intersection of Gundaroo Drive, Mirrabei Drive and Anthony Rolfe Avenue, which is becoming more congested.

Labor has been working hard to improve Gungahlin roads recently and has started work on:

  • Stage 1 of the Gundaroo Drive upgrade between Gungahlin Drive and Mirrabei Drive/Anthony Rolfe Avenue
  • Intersection upgrades on Horse Park Drive
  • The Valley Avenue and Manning Clark Crescent extension
  • Upgrade of the Barton Highway roundabout

This work follows on from the Gungahlin Drive upgrade and construction of the Majura Parkway, which have both improved the commute for people travelling to the airport, the city and the south of Canberra.

Minister for Transport and local Gungahlin MLA Meegan Fitzharris said Labor had been listening to what people wanted when it comes to local infrastructure.

“Like everyone else in Gungahlin, I use these roads every week and as Gungahlin grows, it’s vital we continue to invest in growing the capacity of our road network. I regularly speak to the Gungahlin Community Council about priorities for our region, as well as locals at my mobile office in the town centre.

“I’m proud that if re-elected Labor will invest more than $70 million upgrading roads around Gungahlin. This is on top of the more than $60 in the 2016-17 Budget for Gungahlin road upgrades.

“The ACT Labor Government is working hard to improve the road network in Gungahlin which will help alleviate traffic congestion, particularly at peak times.

“We are also investing in better public transport, with light rail from Gungahlin to the city now under construction. It’s all part of our plan to invest in our road network, while also improving cycling, walking and public transport infrastructure to ensure Gungahlin residents have a real choice about how they commute around our beautiful city.

“Since becoming an MLA in January 2015 I have fought for more roads funding for Gungahlin, and I will continue to fight for Gungahlin if re-elected this election,” said Ms Fitzharris. ACT Labor media release.

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