Tenders called to begin Monaro Hwy upgrade


Tenders have been called to upgrade a 1.5km stretch of the Monaro Highway in the nation's capital

December 9, 2010

Tenders have been called to upgrade a 1.5km stretch of the Monaro Highway at Fyshwick in the ACT.

The process is open until January 27 next year, with federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Anthony Albanese saying construction will begin in March and completed mid 2012.

The highway will be duplicated between Newcastle Street and Canberra Avenue, while new bridges will be built over Canberra Avenue and across the existing rail line.

"As well as deliver safer driving conditions, the new duplicated section will ease traffic congestion through Fyshwick for the 40,000 motorists that use this road every day," Albanese says.

"Indeed this section of the Monaro Highway is the last to be converted from single to dual carriageway."

This $20 million road project is being jointly funded by the federal and ACT governments.

ACT Chief Minister and Minister for Transport Jon Stanhope says the upgrade will deliver a high quality link from the Monaro Highway to the Federal Highway.


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