Majura Parkway up and running for charity
21 November 2014
Joint release with:
ACT Minister for Territory and Municipal Services
Participants in the ‘Run for your Lifeline’ Canberra Lifeline charity event on Sunday 23 November 2014 will be the first to put the new Majura Parkway through its paces.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the $288 million Majura Parkway project, jointly funded by the Australian and ACT Governments, will ease congestion and improve the flow of traffic between the north and south of Canberra.
“A 9.5 kilometre section of the Majura Parkway, north of Fairbairn Avenue, will be the route for the Lifeline fun run and half marathon,” Mr Truss said.
“The ‘Run for your Lifeline’ event will be a great opportunity for the expected 2,500 runners to get a first-hand feel for progress on this major project.”
ACT Minister for Territory and Municipal Services Shane Rattenbury said that the fun run was a great opportunity for Canberrans to get out and get active in support of a great cause.
“The Majura Parkway will provide a new and interesting location for the run, with great landscape and scenery to keep you entertained along the way.
“I'm really pleased to give my support to Lifeline and to be able to facilitate this great event. Lifeline provides a really important service to our community and this race is a great opportunity to show our appreciation and give something back.”
For more information and Majura Highway traffic updates, please visit: www.majuraparkway.act.gov.au.