The Budget boosts Canberra’s road network with better connections between town centres, safer intersections, and early works on major new infrastructure for Molonglo. We are also investing in a city-wide integrated public transport network and more active travel links. Strengthening local road infrastructure will keep Canberra moving as our city grows.

An additional $10.2 million for roads

We will maintain around 7,000 lane kilometres of roads, repair thousands of potholes and other road damage, and upgrade three major intersections over the next two years.

Duplicating William Slim Drive from Ginninderra Drive to the Barton Highway, Planning for a bridge across the Molonglo River, planning to extend John Gorton Drive, upgrading traffic lights & upgrading safety at intersection in Belconnen.

Duplication of Horse Park Drive in Gungahlin

The final stage of duplication from the Federal Highway to Well Station Road is now underway, seeing completed works through to Roden Cutler Drive.

With more than 25,000 vehicles travelling on Horse Park Drive daily, this final stage of works will overcome congestion and allow easier commuting. The works include upgrades next to Amaroo School to improve safety for children. The duplication is expected to be complete in early 2019.

Ashley Drive

The section of road between Erindale Drive and Johnson Drive currently carries more than 25,000 vehicles each day.

We have invested $28.3 million to duplicate the road to cater for Tuggeranong’s current and future transport needs.


Roads factsheet (pdf 558 KB)