Shane Rattenbury, MLA
The $1 million upgrade of Wentworth Avenue in Kingston has been completed, Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, announced today.
"Wentworth Avenue is one of the oldest roads in Canberra and is an important access road used by about 10,000 vehicles a day," Mr Rattenbury said.
"Approximately 650 metres of the city bound carriageway received a new surface and new kerbs and guttering. A bitumen coated polyester grid was used in the resurfacing to help prevent cracks and gaps appearing on the surface of the road, which is often the case with older roads built with a concrete base.
"The pavement upgrade to the city bound carriageway from Burke Crescent to Dawes Street will make the road safer for motorists, cyclists and other road users, and will improve the amenity of the area.
"As well as benefiting motorists, the many cyclists who use this section of road will enjoy a smoother journey on the on-road cycle path."
Mr Rattenbury thanked motorists, cyclists and pedestrians for their patience while the work was completed.
The 2013-14 ACT Budget provides $0.2 million to design the next stage of the Wentworth Avenue pavement upgrade – the citybound lanes from Dawes Street to Telopea Park.
Note: Stencil markings on the bicycle lane will be completed at two locations on the road later this week, this will have a minor impact on traffic.