Transport Canberra and City Services

Horse Park Drive duplication

The Stage 2 duplication of Horse Park Drive is underway and has been extended. Originally between Anthony Rolfe Avenue and Mulligans Flat Road, it has now been extended through to Katherine Avenue (west). This upgrade follows the Stage 1 works completed between Well Station Drive and Anthony Rolfe Avenue.

The upgrade will duplicate an additional four kilometres of the road and will install new traffic lights at the intersections with Francis Forde Boulevard, Katherine Avenue south and Mulligans Flat Road. It will increase traffic capacity and reduce congestion levels experienced during the morning and afternoon peak periods.

The final part of the duplication between Well Station Drive and the Federal Highway began in May 2018. This work was originally planned to begin in mid-2017, however due to sensitive environmental issues involving high levels of acid sulphate found in the soil, additional time was needed to obtain approvals for managing this issue on site.

This section of work will include:

  • Duplication of the road to provide two lanes in each direction.
  • A new three metre wide shared path along the southern side (Kenny side) of Horse Park Drive.
  • A new road bridge and shared path bridge over Sullivan's Creek.
  • Better access to the parking area for the Goorooyarroo Nature Park.

The extension of the project through to Katherine Avenue (west) will include a number of safety features to ensure kids are safe on their way to and from school. The safety improvements on the section of Horse Park Drive near Amaroo School include:

  • An indented bus bay to improve driver sight and the safety of school kids and other pedestrians.
  • A signalised pedestrian crossing at the existing intersection near the entrance to the Amaroo playing fields.
  • Installation of fencing in the median strip between the Amaroo playing fields and the Roden Cutler Drive / Katherine Avenue intersection to prevent unsafe crossings.
  • Removal of the median refuge islands and improve signalisation at these intersections to people can cross the road in one movements.
  • A reduced speed limit of 80 km/h to 60 km/h to ensure the safety of school children at this section of Horse Park Drive.
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