Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Barton Highway Corridor Upgrade

Funding Program:Roads of Strategic Importance
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2025 - Late 2028
Estimated Project Cost:$125,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$100,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Yass Valley Council
Corridor:Canberra Connectors

Project Description

The Australian and NSW governments have together committed $200 million towards the upgrade of the Barton Highway to improve connectivity between NSW and the ACT, with $150 million provided by the Australian Government and $50 million by the NSW Government. This funding is being utilised across two projects along the corridor, with Stage 1 already under construction (the Barton Highway Upgrade Package), and Stage 2 expected to commence construction in late 2025 (the Barton Highway Corridor Upgrade). 

This project, which forms stage 2 of works planned along the corridor, will deliver upgrades along the Barton Highway, including the duplication of a prioritised section of the highway, from the end of the Barton Highway Upgrade Package to at least Gooda Creek NSW. The scope of this project is informed by the Barton Highway duplication business case.


The project will improve safety, access and freight efficiency for traffic movements between NSW and the ACT for all road users.


The Australian Government has committed $100 million to this project, with the NSW Government committing $25 million, bringing the total project funding commitment to $125 million. The Australian Government contribution is capped.


The project is expected to start construction late 2025 and be completed by late 2028.

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Project details last updated: 5/09/2022