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Molonglo River Bridge Crossing

Project description

The ACT Government is planning roads and infrastructure upgrades to improve access in and around the Molonglo Valley and to keep our city moving as Canberra grows. The completion of John Gorton Drive including the Molonglo River bridge will support significant land releases in Molonglo, including the full development of Denman Prospect, Whitlam and the Molonglo Commercial Centre. When built, the new bridge will span 227.5 metres across the region’s major river.

The completed arterial road and bridge crossing will also support public transport, active travel (on-road cycle lanes and off-road shared paths) and a future light rail route. The new bridge will be built above a one in one hundred year flood in Molonglo River, and will significantly improve traffic safety.

Early design work is underway including geotechnical investigations, development and service authority approvals. This early design and approvals work is expected to be completed by mid-2020.

Funding Value: $1.25 million provided for planning and early design in the 2018-19 ACT Budget

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