About the Project
The Majura Parkway project is a $288 million investment in our regional transport network and is the single largest road infrastructure investment ever made in the ACT. The project was jointly funded in 2011 by the Commonwealth and ACT Governments and will create long term economic, social and environmental benefits estimated at close to $1 billion.
Currently, local and interstate traffic use Majura Road, between Fairbairn Avenue and the Federal Highway, as the main transit route from the north to the south of Canberra. Majura Road is a single carriageway road approximately 11 kilometres in length. It is rural in character with no kerbing or footpaths, limited access roads to properties and simple intersections at connecting roads. Majura Road carries around 18,000 vehicles a day, of which 2,800 are commercial or heavy freight vehicles.
The Majura Parkway will deliver 11.5 kilometres of dual carriageway linking the Monaro Highway, in the vicinity of Pialligo, with the Federal Highway. It will be a high standard duplicated road with two lanes in each direction and a speed limit of 100 kilometres per hour. The Parkway will run through the Majura Valley duplicating the existing Majura Road in the northern section and a new road will continue south of the Molonglo River on an alignment to the west of the existing Majura Road.
The Majura Parkway is forecast to carry around 40,000 vehicles a day including up to 6,000 trucks by 2030. The new road will be play a significant role in improving the movement of freight both nationally and within our own region by easing congestion.
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