Stage one report released for ACT Gundaroo Drive project

The ACT Government has released an independent report examining the delayed delivery of stage one of the Gundaroo Drive duplication project.

The report, commissioned by Transport Canberra and City Services, outlines contract management issues that lead to the project going over budget by $847,000.

Findings show lack of planning, poor contract management and unclear lines of responsibility between government and contractor.

Transport Minister Meegan Fitzharris said lessons from the report had been adopted to ensure the second stage of the project does not face similar hurdles.

“A key conclusion of the report related to utilities management and this equated to around 75 per cent of the project’s delay,” Ms. Fitzharris said.

“Other factors were the decision to increase the project’s scope to signalise the Mirrabei Drive, Gundaroo Drive and Anthony Rolfe Avenue intersection and wet weather, respectively equating to around 14 per cent and 11 per cent of the delay.”

Ms. Fitzharris said the project team is currently finalising resurfacing of the new lanes between Nudurr Drive and the Barton Highway.

“The project team are busy with utility relocations, removal of the now redundant gas main and duplication of the two bridges in this section,” Ms. Fitzharris said.

“We expect to open all four lanes to traffic next month.”

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