Tuesday night’s Federal Budget will include $51 million for infrastructure projects across the Territory.

ACT Liberal Senator, Zed Seselja, announced the funding on Monday morning which includes three major road upgrades:

  • $46.7 million for the Athllon Drive Duplication
  • $2.8 million for the Kent Street and Novar Street Intersection Upgrades
  • $1.5 million for the Inner Canberra Corridor Planning Package

Senator Seselja said the duplication works to Athllon Drive will ensure the 14,000 vehicles that travel along the road each day will get home ‘sooner and safer’.+

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the additional funding brings the total number of road and rail projects the Federal Government has invested in across the ACT since 2013 to 29.

“Our investment in these infrastructure projects will support around 325 direct and indirect jobs in the ACT over the construction life of these projects, providing certainty and security for businesses and communities across the ACT.”

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