An upgrade to the busy intersection of the Federal Highway and Old Well Station Road will get underway next week to improve the safety of motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.
Minister for Transport and City Services Meegan Fitzharris said the investment for the project totals $3.2 million and will be completed later this year.
“The Federal Highway and Old Well Station Road intersection is a busy approach to Canberra and provides access to EPIC, the Farmer’s Markets, Canberra Park Resort and broader Mitchell, as well as access to the apartments on the south side of the intersection,” she said.
“Works to upgrade this intersection will be coordinated with the light rail project to minimise traffic disruption and is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2018.”
The project will deliver:
- Installation of four-way traffic signals to improve safety.
- Widening and realignment of the pavement on the Old Well Station Road approach to improve sight lines and increase right turn capacity.
- Increasing the length of the left and right turn lanes on the Federal Highway approach to cater for anticipated traffic demands.
- A new footpath on the east side of Old Well Station Road to improve access for pedestrians and cyclists.
Old Well Station Road between Morisset Road and the Federal Highway will be closed from early May 2018 until July 2018.
Access to EPIC will be via Morisset Road and Stirling Avenue.