ACT Budget to deliver more road safety upgrades.
12 July 2022
Roads and active travel infrastructure will receive a funding boost in the upcoming 2022-23 ACT Budget with a $24 million investment, supported by the Australian Government.
The upgrades right across Canberra will help improve road safety, promote active travel and support local jobs.
Five intersections will be upgraded on Canberra’s southside, located at: Streeton Drive/Namatjira Drive, Streeton Drive/Heysen Street, Tharwa Drive/Lawrence Wackett Crescent, Tharwa Drive/Norman Lindsay Street and Hume Circle which connects Canberra Avenue, Sturt Avenue and Wentworth Avenue.
More than 20,000 vehicles use the road network each day between Weston Creek, Tuggeranong and Woden, with the two Streeton Drive ‘seagull’ intersections becoming increasingly busy with nearby development. The upgrades will include installation of traffic lights to improve safe crossings options for pedestrians and vehicles and improvements to the surrounding path network.
On Tharwa Drive, the works will include installation of traffic lights at the intersection with Lawrence Wackett Crescent, and safety improvements will be funded at the Norman Lindsay Street intersection near Lanyon Marketplace following a feasibility study.
Preliminary design work will also progress for safety improvements at Hume Circle, which has one of the worst accident records for intersections in Canberra.
Construction of three new pedestrian crossings will be undertaken near Gold Creek High School and Mary MacKillop College. A branch of the Belconnen Bikeway project will also be funded on Haydon Drive from Battye St to Calvary Hospital and ACT Government will propose to co-fund the installation of audio tactile line marking and safety barriers on Brindabella Road.
The 2022-23 ACT Budget will be delivered on 2 August.