Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Gee MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Andrew Broad MP Former Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

Reducing congestion between NSW and the ACT

Media Release

MM108/2018

19 July 2018

Joint release with:

The Hon John Barilaro MP

Deputy Premier
Minister for Regional New South Wales
State Member for Monaro

Senator Jim Molan AO, DSC

Senator for New South Wales

The Hon Melinda Pavey MP

NSW Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight
State Member for Oxley

Major works have started on a $12.1 million upgrade which will improve traffic flow at the intersection of Lanyon Drive and Tompsitt Drive in Jerrabomberra, near Queanbeyan.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack said the upgrade would ease congestion on a main commuter route between NSW and the ACT.

“Around Australia, the Liberal and Nationals' Government is investing to bust congestion to help people get home sooner and safer,” Mr McCormack said.

“This is an intersection which sees heavy congestion in the morning and afternoon peaks. The installation of traffic lights will ensure traffic moves freely, and the intersection will service future demand.”

Deputy Premier, Minister for Regional NSW and Member for Monaro John Barilaro said the project would improve travel time for those who commute between NSW and the ACT.

“Once complete it will help to keep traffic moving through the intersection and cater to the future growth in population in and around Queanbeyan,” Mr Barilaro said.

“Anyone who has travelled through this intersection will know how congested it can become during the morning and evening peak, so it's great to see major work underway.”

NSW Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey said the intersection was located on one of the major access routes into the ACT from NSW and used by thousands of motorists daily.

“Work involves replacing the existing roundabout with traffic lights, and is a great example of how the Australian and NSW Governments are working together to deliver major works for local communities. Installing traffic lights at this intersection will improve traffic flow for motorists who travel through it at peak times and provide better facilities for pedestrians and cyclists,” Mrs Pavey said.

Senator for New South Wales Jim Molan said the project complemented other Australian Government-funded infrastructure investments in the region.

“We are investing in the Ellerton Drive Extension, upgrades to the Monaro Highway, the Charleyong Bridge Replacement at Marlowe—all with the goal of getting motorists and freight operators to their destinations more smoothly and safely,” Senator Molan said.

“The Lanyon Drive and Tompsitt Drive Intersection Upgrade is expected to be completed by late 2019, weather permitting.”

Roads and Maritime have awarded the tender for major construction to Guideline ACT

Further information on this project is available online at www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/south-coast/tompsitt-lanyon-drive-upgrade/index.html.