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Barton Highway Corridor Upgrade

Funding Program:Roads of Strategic Importance
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2023 - Mid 2025
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, 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 early 2023(the Barton Highway Corridor Upgrade). 

This project will deliver targeted upgrades along the Barton Highway corridor, informed by the Barton Highway duplication business case. These will improve connectivity between NSW and the ACT.


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


The Australian Government contribution is capped at $100 million fro the Barton Highway Corridor Upgrade.


The delivery schedule will be determined in consultation with the NSW and ACT governments.

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Project details last updated: 30/08/2021