Funding flows to keep Jerrabomberra intersection flowing
13 September 2017
Joint release with:
Minister for Regional New South Wales
Minister for Skills
Minister for Small Business
Member for Monaro
- Federal funding approved for Lanyon Drive/Tompsitt Drive intersection upgrade
- $12.1 million project to ease peak period congestion and cater for area's growth
- Roundabout to be replaced with traffic lights and more lanes added
The New South Wales and Australian Governments are delivering on their commitment to provide Lanyon Drive/Tompsitt Drive intersection upgrade near Jerrabomberra, with the Australian Government's $6 million contribution towards the project approved today.
$6.1 million in funding from the New South Wales Government has previously been approved for the $12.1 million project.
Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester and Member for Monaro John Barilaro said the funding would be welcomed by local residents experiencing frustrating delays and queuing at the bottleneck.
“The existing roundabout, which features two lanes on each approach, is struggling to cope with the traffic particularly during the morning and afternoon peaks,” Mr Chester said.
“This project is a great example of how the Australian Government's record $75 billion investment in infrastructure nationwide is delivering at the local level.
Our contribution will help reduce delays and congestion for drivers, improve safety, and support the region's growing population.
“The funding approval follows the identification of the preferred design option in July based on traffic counts, geotechnical investigations, and detailed traffic and population modelling.”
Mr Barilaro described the preferred option for the intersection as beneficial for local motorists.
“The preferred option involves replacing the existing roundabout with traffic lights and having two extra dedicated left-turn lanes out of Tompsitt Drive as well as an extra dedicated right-turn lane into Tompsitt Drive,” Mr Barilaro said.
“The next steps for the project will be developing a detailed design and environmental assessment, and the community will be kept updated as these important planning works progress over the coming months.”
Construction on the project is expected to start next year and is due for completion in 2019.
For more information on the Australian Government's $75 billion infrastructure investment program, visit investment.infrastructure.gov.au/.