The Majura Parkway will deliver 11.5 kilometres of dual carriageway on the eastern side of Canberra. The northern section of the road is open in both directions from the Federal Highway Interchange in the north to Fairbairn Avenue in the south. When bridges at the southern end are open to traffic, the Parkway will link Monaro Highway at Pialligo with the Federal Highway. The speed limit is 100 kilometres per hour.
The Majura Parkway project is a $288 million investment in our regional transport network and is the single largest road infrastructure investment ever made in the ACT. The project was funded in 2011 by the Commonwealth and ACT Governments and will create long term economic, social and environmental benefits estimated at close to $1 billion.
Already motorists are realising the benefits of the new Parkway and when fully completed the road will:
The Majura Parkway has both on-road cycling and an off-road shared user path.
The 11.5 kilometre, dual carriageway features 3.5 metre wide traffic lanes with on-road cycle lanes and an off road shared use path. The design features five bridges, two Bebo Arches and four underpasses for stock and wildlife.
A water truck at the Majura Pines plantation forest which also provides an important and well-used recreation area. The off-road shared user path winds through the Majura Pines.
The Majura Parkway is forecast to carry around 40,000 vehicles a day including up to 6,000 trucks by the year 2030. The new road will play a significant role in improving the movement of freight both nationally and within our own region by easing congestion.
For up to date traffic arrangements refer to the Daily Traffic Update Page .
The completion of the Majura Parkway is expected to significantly improve north-south traffic movements, reduce congestion and improve safety along this road corridor.
It will take seven minutes to travel from the Federal Highway to Fairbairn Avenue via the Majura Parkway, compared to 20 minutes previously via the old Majura Road.
Majura Parkway has been the subject of many studies over the years and several alignment options were considered. The selected road alignment was chosen as it provides the best design to meet the project's objectives while sensitively managing the natural environment and heritage significance of the Majura Valley area. A number of underpasses have been included in the Parkway's design as wildlife corridors or stock routes.
Surveying work takes place for the Majura Parkway project
The Majura Parkway will replace the old Majura Road as the north-south transit corridor. Majura Road will remain as a service road to various properties and provide access to the Canberra International Airport business precinct.
Construction on the Majura Parkway began in January of 2013. The entire project is scheduled for full completion in mid-2016.
A flood behaviour study has shown that while there may be some localised flooding within paddocks, no additional flooding impacts to residential properties are expected due to the construction of the Majura Parkway.
Daily traffic updates will be announced on the Majura Parkway home page along with monthly construction updates. The Canberra Times will also feature monthly project updates in their Saturday paper.
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