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Preferred option unveiled for Tompsitt Drive and Lanyon Drive intersection upgrade
Thursday, 20 July 2017
Jerrabomberra road users are a step closer to faster and safer travel, with the preferred option for a major intersection upgrade announced today.
Member for Monaro John Barilaro said the Australian and NSW Governments have jointly committed $12 million to upgrade the intersection of Tompsitt and Lanyon drive.
“This intersection is a known bottleneck, with motorists often experiencing traffic delays and long queues during the morning and evening peak,” Mr Barilaro said.
“The intersection at Jerrabomberra has a roundabout with two lanes on each approach as well as a left slip lane on the westbound approach.
“The preferred option involves replacing the existing roundabout with traffic lights to reduce congestion and cater to future traffic growth.
“Additional right turn lanes into Tompsitt Drive will be provided and the number of left turn lanes into Lanyon Drive will also be increased.”
Roads and Maritime Services has carried out detailed investigations for the past 12 months to determine the most effective option for the intersection upgrade.
“The option also provides pedestrian crossings with lights across both roads, while retaining the left slip lane from Lanyon Drive into Tompsitt Drive,” Mr Barilaro added.
“The option would not only reduce congestion at the intersection but also improve safety for all road users, including pedestrians and cyclists.
“The next step for the project will be detailed design and environmental assessment to identify impacts and ways to mitigate them while work is carried out.”
Community members can find out more about the preferred option and speak with the project team at information sessions at Jerrabomberra Village on Friday 21 July between 3pm and 6pm and Saturday 22 July from 9am to 12pm.