The Chiefly Stanhope has decreed the opening of tenders for the duplication of the Monaro Highway.
Construction companies interested in completing the upgrade of the Monaro Highway in Fyshwick have until 27 January to submit their best bid under the tender process being managed by the ACT Government.
Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Anthony Albanese said the project will involve duplicating the 1.5 kilometre section of Highway between Newcastle Street and Canberra Avenue as well as constructing new bridges over Canberra Avenue and across the existing rail line.
“As well as delivering safer driving conditions, the new duplicated section will ease traffic congestion through Fyshwick for the 40,000 motorists that use this road every day,” said Mr Albanese.
“Indeed this section of the Monaro Highway is the last to be converted from single to dual carriageway.”
This $20 million road project is being jointly funded, with the Gillard Labor Government contributing $18.5 million and the remainder coming from the Stanhope Labor Government.