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 will begin 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:
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:
Construction is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2019.