The duplication of Aikman Drive, between Ginninderra Drive and Emu Bank, upgrades access and traffic flow on this busy link road; which was opened to traffic in November 2017. The duplicated road project also includes signalisation of the intersection with Joy Cummings Place and Thirriwirri Street, providing access to the new University of Canberra Public Hospital (UCPH).
Aikman Drive is a key arterial road in Belconnen and an important entry point to the Belconnen Town Centre.
Key features of the project include:
The Aikman Drive duplication design team presented the design concept to the Belconnen Community Council in December 2015. The Aikman Drive duplication Development Application involved a 28 day public advertising period.
The ACT Government committed $9.8 million to the Aikman Drive duplication works.
Construction activities commenced in November 2016 and the new duplicated road was opened to the public in November 2017.