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

Molonglo River Bridge

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2023 - Late 2025
Estimated Project Cost:$175,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$87,500,000

Project Description

This project involves the completion of John Gorton Drive and the construction of a new 227.5 metre bridge crossing over the Molonglo River.

It will support significant land releases in Molonglo, including the full development of Denman Prospect, Whitlam and the Molonglo Commercial Centre.

It will also improve traffic safety and accessibility for west Canberra.


• Reduced congestion and improve travel times
• Improved road safety for all road users
• Improved connectivity between people with jobs and services, and goods with markets
• Improved accessibility and connectivity of road networks.


The Australian Government has committed $87.5 million towards the project, with the ACT Government committing $87.5 million, bringing the total project funding commitment to $175 million.


Construction is expected to commence mid 2023 and be completed by late 2025.

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Project details last updated: 29/09/2021