Design work is underway for safety improvements and intersection upgrades at key locations along the Monaro Highway from Johnson Drive through to the access road to the Alexander Maconochie Centre. This includes the intersections with Lanyon Drive and Isabella Drive and intersections with Mugga Lane, Tralee Street and Sheppard Street into Hume.
An aim of these upgrades is to improve travel times from north of Johnson Drive through to Hindmarsh Drive.
Investigations to improve safety at key intersections along the Monaro Highway got underway in 2019 and we now have the concept designs for a southbound flyover at the intersection of the Monaro Highway with Lanyon Drive. Construction at the Lanyon Drive intersection will be the first package of improvements to commence as part of the overall Monaro Highway upgrade project, expected to begin in the 2020-21 financial year.
The concept designs for improvements at the Lanyon Drive intersection include:
- a new southbound flyover on the Monaro Highway over Lanyon Drive (including on-road cycle lanes), improving traffic flow during the morning and afternoon peak periods
- removal of two sets of traffic lights - at the Alexander Maconochie Centre intersection and at the southbound Monaro Highway intersection with Lanyon Drive.
- upgrading the signalised intersection of Lanyon Drive and Sheppard Street, improving access into and out of the Hume commercial centre.