The Cotter Road duplication has been declared officially completed, with minor works being finalised last week.
The 1.7 kilometre section from west of the Tuggeranong Parkway to east of Yarralumla Creek was opened to road users in April, but last week’s works completed the duplication of Cotter Road between Dudley Street, Yarralumla and John Gorton Drive, Weston Creek.
Labor MLA for Murrumbidgee Bec Cody, representing the Minister for Transport and City Services Meegan Fitzharris, announced the completion of the duplication yesterday (Monday 14 May) and spoke of the progress on a number of important transport infrastructure projects throughout Canberra.
“We are seeing substantial growth in all areas across Canberra and our transport infrastructure projects reflect this, taking place on major arterial routes that connect residents across the Territory,” Ms Cody said.
“Late last year we announced the completion of the Aikman Drive duplication, construction of the final stage of the duplication of Horse Park Drive has recently begun, the final layers of asphalt are being laid on Ashley Drive and now the completion of stage two of the duplication of Cotter Road.”
Key features of the duplication include:
- duplication of approximately 1.7 kilometres of Cotter Road from west of the Tuggeranong Parkway to east of Yarralumla Creek providing two-lane dual carriageways and on-road cycle paths;
- construction of a new eastbound carriageway, including the new bridge over Yarralumla Creek;
- renewal of the existing pavement and the existing bridge to form the new westbound carriageway;
- construction of a new off-road shared path on the south side of Cotter Road, between the Yarralumla Creek path network and the Streeton Drive intersection;
- upgrade of the Cotter Road bridge over the Tuggeranong Parkway to provide shared path access and bridge safety upgrades; and
- construction of a 600 metre stone-faced noise wall.
Ms Cody said the Cotter Road carried more than 22,000 vehicles daily, connecting the Molonglo Valley and Weston Creek to the rest of Canberra.
“Current development in the Molonglo Valley necessitated the upgrading of this important link in the road network, which will significantly increase traffic capacity and safety for all road users, including cyclists and pedestrians,” she said.
“I would like to thank Canberrans for their patience whilst we continue works to improve the capacity of our road network and the daily commutes we all experience,” Ms Cody said.