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Barton Highway - Planning and Land Acquisition for Future Duplication

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Funding Programme:Investment Road and Rail Programme
Status:Underway
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:May 2008 - Late 2016
Estimated Project Cost:$5,150,000
Australian Government Contribution:$5,150,000
Local Council/Shire:Yass Valley Council
State:NSW
Corridor:Canberra Connectors

Project Description

The Barton Highway is a key link on the Sydney-Melbourne corridor, connecting the ACT to the Hume Highway. The 32.5 kilometres of the Barton Highway between the ACT border and the Hume Highway is a single carriageway, mostly two lane rural road with a number of overtaking lanes.

The works involved identification of the corridor for possible future duplication, some land acquisition and reservation of the corridor.

Benefits

The road boundaries have been provided to Yass Valley Council for inclusion in the Council’s Local Environment Plan. This will preserve the road corridor boundaries to allow for future upgrade to the Hume Highway in the area.

Funding

The Australian Government is fully funding the $5,150,000 project.

Timetable

A display of the duplication corridor for environmental investigation was held in May 2008. Corridor boundaries for duplication were finalised in April 2011 and a community display of the final road boundaries was held in December 2011.

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Project details last updated: 2/08/2016