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Monday, 27th July 2009

$1.1 Million For Bridge Assessments In Canberra


Infrastructure and Local Government Minister Anthony Albanese and ACT Chief Minister Jon Stanhope have announced the start of necessary assessments of bridges along four priority freight routes within the ACT.


The Rudd Labor Government is providing $550,000 towards the project through its Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program. This funding is being matched by the ACT Government.


Mr Stanhope said the project would identify bridges that can carry Higher Mass Limit vehicles, such as 45.5 tonne semi-trailers, and strengthen non-compliant bridges through design improvements.


“This responsible investment from the ACT and Federal Labor Governments will support jobs and deliver better and safer driving conditions along three priority freight routes in the ACT,” Mr Stanhope said.


“The repairs will benefit drivers and in particular truck drivers that that use these routes and over time will reduce the number of trucks on ACT roads,” Mr Stanhope said.


Mr Albanese said the Rudd Labor Government acknowledges the need to upgrade key sections of the regional road network to cater for higher mass limit vehicles.


“Through our $70 million Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program we are working with the states and territories to deliver these upgrades, as well as build additional road side facilities such as rest stops, parking bays and decoupling areas,” said Mr Albanese.


The states and territories will soon be invited to apply for the Program’s remaining funding of $40 million.


The following freight routes have been selected for repairs:



  • Northbourne Avenue: 3 bridge assessments;

  • Pialligo Avenue: 5 bridge assessments;

  • Majura Road: 12 bridge assessments;

  • Monaro Highway: 25 bridge assessments.


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Electorate Office

334a Marrickville Road
MARRICKVILLE NSW 2204

Phone: (02) 9564 3588
Fax: (02) 9564 1734
Email: A.Albanese.MP@aph.gov.au

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CANBERRA ACT 2600

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