The US$128 million project is jointly funded ACT and Australian governments.

In total, 1.7km of arterial road will be built including the 227m of bridge spanning the Molonglo River.

Monlonglo Bridge concept

“The construction of the Molonglo River Bridge and completion of John Gorton Drive will transform the Molonglo region and better connect the northern suburbs of Molonglo including Denman Prospect and Whitlam to the rest of the Molonglo Valley,” said minister for transport and city services Chris Steel. “The project will create more than 500 jobs during design and construction, improve safety on our roads and provide a reliable connection for Canberrans who currently travel through Coppins Crossing to Woden and West-Belconnen.”