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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 06 Hansard (Thursday, 21 September 1995) . . Page.. 1677 ..


LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY QUESTION

QUESTION ON NOTICE NO. 69Roadworks - Monaro Highway

Mr Kaine - Asked the Minister for Urban Services - In relation to the resurfacing of the Monaro Highway between Isabella Drive and Johnson Drive -

(1) For what engineering reason was such extensive work undertaken .

(2) What (a) was the estimated cost of the project; (b) is the cost to date and (c) is the latest estimated cost.

Mr De Domenico - The answer to the Member's question is as follows:

(1) Extensive sections of the Monaro Highway, between Isabella and Johnson Drives, were rutted and cracked. The pavement was deteriorating and required rehabilitation works to prevent extensive road pavement failure.

(2) (a) The original estimated cost of the project was $2,420,000.

 (b) Accounts received and paid as at 23 August 1995 total $740,448.82.

 (c) The current estimated cost is $2,630,000. The increase in cost is due to the unanticipated need to replace the subgrade and its stabilisation in isolated areas. This need was discovered after work had commenced.


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