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Molonglo River bridges open to motorists

Posted On November 11, 2015

The Molonglo River bridge and Fairbairn Avenue twin bridges have opened today.

Minister for Major Projects, Paul Fletcher, said the bridge openings will be a major step towards securing Canberra's road infrastructure future.

“The Majura Parkway project is the largest road project that has ever been undertaken in Canberra and is being jointly funded by the Australian and ACT governments,” Fletcher said.

“Once completed, this project will improve freight efficiency, as well as help to relieve congestion around Canberra airport.”

Majura Road is a key transport link supporting up to 18,000 vehicles a day, including 2,800 commercial or heavy freight vehicles.

ACT Senator, Zed Seselja, said the opening of the bridges will benefit locals in the ACT.

“This stage of the Majura Parkway project will help reduce the amount of time it takes to get between north and south Canberra,” Seselja said.

“With the launch of Ikea next week, the completion of these important sections of the broader Majura Parkway project will improve the flow of traffic in the area.”

Majura Parkway is forecast to carry around 40,000 vehicles by 2030.

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