The Australian Government funded planning for the future duplication of the existing single carriageway sections of the Barton Highway between the ACT border and the dual carriageways north of Murrumbateman.
Final road boundaries and concept design
- Roads and Maritime Services is managing this planning process for future duplication of 33 kilometres of the Barton highway, including an eastern bypass of Murrumbateman
- A 200 metre wide corridor was identified for investigations in 2008
- Preliminary environmental investigation of the corridor was carried out in 2009, and proposed road boundaries and concept design were placed on public display for comment the following year
- These road boundaries and concept design for future duplication of the Barton Highway have since been finalised and provided to Yass Valley Council for inclusion on the council’s Local Environment Plan. This will assist in controlling future development along the Barton Highway and to ensure the road corridor boundaries are protected
- The community and other stakeholders will be given another opportunity to comment on the proposed duplication of the Barton Highway during the detailed design and environmental assessment stages of the project which would occur closer to the time of construction
- Changes may be made to the concept design during the detailed design and environmental assessment due to changes in road safety design standards and future land use and development along the project corridor.