Upgrades to Wentworth Avenue complete

29 March 2017 10:40

Wentworth Avenue upgrades are complete, providing 10,000 daily motorists with a smoother, safer and more durable road.

Over 1.5 kilometres of pavement repaired and upgraded since 2013, including a new surface, kerbs and gutters.

The final stage of pavement repairs and upgrades along Wentworth Avenue is now complete, making the road surface between Burke Crescent and Gosse Street in Kingston smoother, safer and more durable.

Senator for the Australian Capital Territory Zed Seselja said the upgrade has helped improve the quality of the local road network said the Australian Government was committed to investing in better and safer territory roads.

“Investment in ACT roads is part of the Australian Government’s record $50 billion infrastructure investment programme that is building our future, creating jobs and delivering a more effective national road network,” Senator Seselja said.

“These works were 100 per cent funded by the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery programme, another important investment in the territory’s road network.”

ACT Minister for Transport and City Services Meegan Fitzharris said over 1.5 kilometres of the Wentworth Avenue road surface had been repaired or upgraded in stages since 2013.

“It’s great to see these works along this busy corridor are now complete. The upgrade to Wentworth Avenue has included improvements northbound between Burke Crescent and Dawes Street, completed in July 2013; northbound between Gosse Street and Dawes Street, completed in April 2016; and southbound between Gosse Street and Dawes Street, completed in November 2016,” Ms Fitzharris said.

“Repairs are also now complete on the southbound carriageway between Dawes Street and Cunningham Street.

“Cyclists will also have a smoother ride along Wentworth Avenue with new on-road cycle lanes, and pavement rehabilitation has been undertaken to improve access for pedestrians around this growing precinct.

“Now that this work is complete, the 10,000 people who use the road each day will be able to enjoy a smoother journey, and we thank residents for their patience while this work was undertaken.”

For more information on the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery programme, visit investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/r2r.