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between Ellerston Avenue in Isabella Plains to Erindale Drive. The duplication will aid in the easing of increased traffic demands in the area, particularly by commuters in peak periods. This work follows on from the previous duplication during stage 1 of the wider program. Of course, there is additional scope of works in that work too.

The Gundaroo Drive duplication stage 1 ties in well with the signalisation of the Barton Highway roundabout which I mentioned earlier. This project has been given $31.1 million over two years in the 2015-16 budget to duplicate the one-kilometre section of Gundaroo Drive from Gungahlin Drive to the intersection of Mirrabei Drive and Anthony Rolfe Avenue. In conjunction, the Horse Park Drive and Anthony Rolfe Avenue intersection will also be upgraded to improve safety and traffic flow and provide better access to the nearby suburbs including Harrison, Gungahlin and the new suburb of Throsby.

The Wentworth Avenue pavement rehabilitation stage 2 includes an upgrade to the existing road pavement on Wentworth Avenue westbound carriageway between Eyre Street and Telopea Park east. These improvements will be funded as part of the federal government’s roads to recovery program.

The Pialligo Avenue and Oaks Estate Road intersection upgrade includes installation of traffic signal control at the existing intersection of Oaks Estate Road and Pialligo Avenue. These improvements will be funded as part of the federal government’s black spot road safety program.

MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Ms Fitzharris.

MS FITZHARRIS: Minister, how does Roads ACT respond to community requests for maintenance issues?

MADAM SPEAKER: Ms Fitzharris, could you read your initial question, please?

MS FITZHARRIS: Can you please update the Assembly on the significant investment the ACT government is making on roads construction that Roads ACT is delivering across Canberra.

MADAM SPEAKER: Okay, fine. The Minister for Roads and Parking, Mr Gentleman.

MR GENTLEMAN: I thank Ms Fitzharris for her supplementary question. The community can contact Roads ACT through Access Canberra on 132281 or via the fix my street online service accessible through the link. More than 250 requests are received on a weekly basis, and these are supplemented by direct approaches to Roads ACT by letter, emails and telephone inquiries. Ministerial correspondence often includes requests for maintenance as well.

These inquires are recorded with the directorate’s integrated asset management system, or IAMS, which alerts Roads ACT staff of the requirements for any specific follow up. Roads ACT inspectors then investigate the inquiry, assess and prioritise

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