Southbound traffic between Erindale Drive and Isabella Drive will be moved onto the new section of road today (23rd February) with the duplication of Ashley Drive one step closer to completion.
Following the first stage of the traffic switch in late 2017, the second stage will provide better access for the construction team to complete their final months of work. The new stage follows the completion of the noise walls and works on the underground services with the underpasses on Statton street and Bugden Avenue.
Director of Capital Works from Transport Canberra and City Services, Ben McHugh, said there were only a further two milestones before the project’s completion.
“We expect the traffic lights to be operational in April 2018, with the project to be completed soon after that.”
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“A priority of this project was that it was delivered as quickly as possible to minimise the impact on the community, and I am pleased to say that we have met all major milestones within expected timeframes thus far. Road users can look forward to the completion of the duplication and a less congested commute soon,” Mr McHugh said.
“This upgrade to Ashley Drive will not only significantly increase the capacity of the road and save commuters time each day, it will also improve road conditions for cyclists and pedestrians providing benefits for all road users.”
Roadside signage will alert road users to the changed traffic arrangements with a speed limit of 60km per hour will remain in place until works have been finalised.