The ACT Government today released an independent report into the delivery of the first stage of the Gundaroo Drive duplication project. The report, commissioned by Transport Canberra and City Services, is informing construction on the second stage of the project, which is on track for completion in mid-2020.
The report reviewed the delivery of the Gundaroo Drive stage one duplication from Gungahlin Drive to Anthony Rolfe Avenue/Mirrabei Drive. The lessons from the report have already been adopted to ensure the second stage of the project does not face any similar hurdles.
A key conclusion of the report related to utilities management and this equated to around 75 per cent of the project’s delay.
Other factors in the delay were the ACT Government decision to increase the project’s scope to signalise the Mirrabei Drive, Gundaroo Drive and Anthony Rolfe Avenue intersection and wet weather, respectively equating to around 14 per cent and 11 per cent of the delay.
The recommendations and lessons learnt from the report are being effectively addressed in the Gundaroo Drive stage two duplication. Stage two began in mid-2018 and will provide two lanes in both directions between Gungahlin Drive and the Barton Highway.
The project team is currently finalising the resurfacing of the new lanes between Nudurr Drive and the Barton Highway as well as the landscaping of the median and we expect to open all four lanes to traffic next month.
Work is also underway in the section between Nudurr Drive and Gungahlin Drive. The project team are busy with utility relocations, removal of the now redundant gas main and duplication of the two bridges in this section.
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