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John Gorton Drive bridge update

The first cycling bridge planned for the Molonglo Valley.

This bridge over the Molonglo River will be the last section of the John Gorton Drive to be completed by 2024. Information about this bridge is found here. The close by Butters Bridge was finished in 2016 but is not yet in use.

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.

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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

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