Transport Canberra and City Services

Aikman Drive duplication

Project background

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.

Scope of works

Key features of the project include:

  • duplication of Aikman Drive, between Ginninderra Drive and Emu Bank
  • improvements to the intersection of Aikman Drive and Joy Cummings Place – UCPH access road
  • a shared use path in the eastern verge of Aikman Drive between Ginninderra Drive and Emu Bank, as well as in the southern verge of Ginninderra Drive between Aikman Drive and Allawoona Street
  • Aikman Drive on road cycle lanes between Ginninderra Drive and Emu Bank
  • native vegetation planting in the Aikman Drive median and eastern verge
  • extension of the UCPH east west access road through to Pantowora Street.

Community consultation

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.

Project funding

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.

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