The National Capital Authority has announced the opening of their massive Kings Avenue overpass:
Regional Australia Minister Simon Crean today officially opened the Kings Avenue overpass, which replaced the Russell roundabout at the intersection of Parkes Way, Morshead Drive and Kings Avenue.
Mr Crean said the $30 million overpass represented a major investment in infrastructure.
‘The Kings Avenue overpass is a great example of the Federal Government’s commitment to reinforcing Canberra’s status as a world class city,’ Mr Crean said.
‘It is the most significant piece of urban and traffic infrastructure to be constructed in Canberra’s National Triangle since Parliament House was completed 23 years ago.
‘The project employed 250 local workers and was constructed over two years.
‘A long established local company, Woden Contractors, was awarded the contract, and the work provided a boost for the local economy, especially during tough economic times in 2009. The project ensured the local asphalt mill remained open during the economic downturn.
‘The overpass has untangled a bad traffic jam and improved travel times between the city, Parliament House and Canberra Airport – it’s a win-win for all road users.’
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