Chief Minister Gallagher has announced she’s calling for tenders to widen Parkes Way from the Glenlock Interchange to Edinburgh Avenue.
The Parkes Way widening project, which is due to commence in May 2012, will see the construction of a third lane in each direction from Glenloch Interchange to Edinburgh Avenue.
“This is a great project set to benefit all Canberrans; both those from the south who currently use the Tuggeranong Parkway and those from the north and west who use William Hovell Drive and the GDE to get onto Parkes Way,” the Chief Minister said.
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“Parkes Way carries over 35,000 vehicles a day travelling from the south of Canberra and Belconnen through to the City and beyond toward the airport.
“With increased residential development in areas such as Molonglo Valley and Gungahlin, the volume of traffic is forecast to increase to 40,000 vehicles a day by 2016.
Work will also be undertaken to improve the Parkes Way on-ramp to Commonwealth Avenue by increasing the length of the merging lane with London Circuit southbound traffic. New street lighting will also be installed along the route.