Member for Molonglo and Gungahlin, Meegan Fitzharris, said the improvements announced today by Minister for Roads and Parking Mick Gentleman would go a long way to improving traffic flow for Australia’s fastest growing region.

“Since becoming a Member of the Legislative Assembly in January, roads are one of the main issues people raise with me in Gungahlin. They tell me the infrastructure in schools and recreation facilities is fantastic but that the roads need attention,” said Ms Fitzharris.

“Well, the ACT Government is listening, and we have a long term plan to make our road and transport system more sustainable. This plan includes starting work on the vital Capital Metro, but also dealing with some of the structural issues with our roads to improve traffic flow.

“Work to widen Gungahlin Drive between Sandford Street and the Barton Highway will help improve the morning commute for hundreds of people, who currently queue back up to Palmerston.

“The intersection at Horse Park Drive and Anthony Rolfe Drive is another step in the improvement of Horse Park Drive.

"I am also in regular contact with the Minister about the how the new development in the Gungahlin Town Centre will impact roads. These developments are fantastic, brining jobs and consumer choice to Gungahlin but we need to make sure we get the road works and parking right.

“And the Barton Highway, Gundaroo Drive, William Slim Drive roundabout upgrade will go a long way to easing some of the traffic issues facing Crace and other Gungahlin residents in the morning and evening peak periods. I look forward to this work commencing soon.

“It is clear the ACT Labor Government is working hard to improve the road network in Gungahlin which will help alleviate traffic congestion, particularly at peak times.”

Ms Fitzharris said her petition to see Gundaroo Drive duplicated was also gaining momentum, with more than 600 signatures so far.

“I am also advocating for the duplication of Gundaroo Drive, which is a particular bottleneck for Gungahlin residents and a frequent site of rear end accidents. I’ve got a petition running online, and urge anyone concerned about Gundaroo Drive to sign it.”

You can sign Meegan’s petition at www.meeganfitzharris.com/gundaroo.