Parkes Way carries over 35,000 vehicles a day and, with increasedresidential development in the Molonglo Valley and Gungahlin, the volume oftraffic is forecast to increase to 40,000 vehicles a day by 2016.
Due to the projected increase in traffic the ACT Governmentallocated $14.7 million to upgrade and duplicate Parkes Way.
The scope of works included:
The new duplication was completed and opened tothe public in January 2014.
The Parkes Way widening project has improved travel timesfor people living in Canberra's south who currently use the TuggeranongParkway, and for residents in the north and west of Canberra who use WilliamHovell Drive and the Gungahlin Drive Extension to get onto Parkes Way.