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$230.5 million of major upgrades for Monaro Highway

A raft of upgrades, totalling $230.5 million, are underway on the Monaro Highway, south of Canberra.

Jointly funded by the Australian and ACT governments on a 50:50 split, construction is expected to take about three years to complete.

Work on the new Lanyon Drive Interchange has begun, which aims to deliver significant safety improvements as well as reduce congestion.

This consists of a southbound flyover for the highway over Lanyon Drive as well as three intersection upgrades including:

  • The removal of traffic lights at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (intersection of the Monaro Highway and David Warren Road).
  • A new roundabout at the intersection of the new Monaro Highway southbound off-ramp and David Warren Road extension.
  • Upgrading the signalised intersection at Lanyon Drive and Sheppard Street to include a direct connection to David Warren Road and the Monaro Highway southbound off-ramp.

Significant utility works began in January 2022 with works completed to relocate and protect major water mains and telecommunication networks.

“The ACT Government is building the infrastructure our growing city needs with construction now starting to deliver significant safety upgrades along the Monaro Highway,” said ACT Minister for City Services Tara Cheyne.

“The project will improve safety on the Monaro Highway by removing dangerous at grade intersections and separating traffic turning across the Highway, in and out of Hume and NSW.

Preliminary design is also underway on future interchanges at the Hume industrial precinct and Isabella Drive.

The relocation of two gas mains, underway since October 2023, is now also complete.

There will be impacts to travel times during construction, including during peak periods, with reduced speed limits and temporary lane closures expected.

The Lanyon Drive Interchange is the first of three interchanges planned for the Monaro Highway.

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