Gungahlin residents will have to wait until mid-2019 before there will be dual lanes on Horse Park Drive from the Federal Highway to Mulligans Flat Road as part of the ongoing duplication project between the Highway and Gundaroo Drive, according to the latest update from Transport and City Services.
Construction was completed last week on the duplication of Horse Park Drive in Gungahlin between Anthony Rolfe Avenue and Gundaroo Drive, while tenders opened for the next stage of works between the Federal Highway and Well Station Drive.
The contract and works are expected to commence in early 2018 and be completed by mid-2019 when residents will be able to experience dual lanes on Horse Park Drive for over 7.5 kilometres from the Federal Highway to Mulligans Flat Road.
A two-metre on-road cycle lane and a three-metre-wide shared path will also be built.
Minister for Transport and City Services Meegan Fitzharris said the works finished on Horse Park Drive this week marked the completion of the road’s duplication between Well Station Drive and Gundaroo Drive.
“Earthworks, stormwater and service relocations between Gundaroo Drive and Mulligans Flat Road are progressing well and work on the construction of a new bridge near Forde Pond is underway. These works are expected to be completed in late 2018,” she said.
“Tenders are also now open to deliver the duplication between the Federal Highway and Well Station Drive, with the contract and works expected to commence in early 2018.”
Ms Fitzharris said other road upgrade projects currently underway in Gungahlin included the duplication of Gundaroo Drive where stormwater installation and earthworks were ongoing and kerbs had been installed between Nari Street and Mirrabei Drive.
“Streetlight installation has commenced and major works are underway at the intersection of Gungahlin Drive and Gundaroo Drive,” she said.
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