John Gorton Drive bridge update

This bridge over the Molonglo River will be completed by 2024 as the last section of the John Gorton Drive. Information about this bridge is found here. The Butters Bridge was finished close-by in 2016 but is currently closed.

Weston Creek Community Council wrote to Chris Steel, Minister for Roads and Active Travel, requesting that John Gorton Drive bridge be brought forward as part of the ACT Government’s Fast Track program. This now seems unlikely.

For cyclists and pedestrians, the Butters Bridge is a close-by bridge alternative…

Namarag Molonglo Special Purpose Reserve construction works have closed the Butters Bridge at its north end. Bridge access is possible from the south end (Denman Prospect) just for the view.

Minister Chris Steel’s replied to the Weston Creek Community Council can be found on their website. Here is the short answer.

Given the early stages this project is in and the significant amount of design work that is still required before it can progress further, the Government is not looking to fast track the project at this time.

Reply from Minister Chris Steel, TCCS, 5 June 2020.
John Gorton Drive bridge, Molonglo Valley, Canberra. source: John Gorton Drive 3C Extension (JGD3C) 211 EIS Exemption Application, 27 September 2019
John Gorton Drive bridge, Molonglo Valley, Canberra. source: John Gorton Drive 3C Extension (JGD3C) 211 EIS Exemption Application, 27 September 2019
Butters Bridge, Molonglo River, Molonglo Valley, Canberra
Butters Bridge, Molonglo River, Molonglo Valley, Canberra

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