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Constitution Avenue upgrade

This consultation is now closed.

Constitution Avenue is a 2.5 kilometre road connecting London Circuit in the City through to Northcott Drive in Russell. The road is a key element of the Walter Burley Griffin Plan and, as the base of the National Triangle, it is significant in the implementation of the Griffin Legacy.

In celebration of the Centenary of Canberra in 2013, the Australian Government has gifted $42 million to the ACT Government for the upgrade of Constitution Avenue. The upgrade project will deliver major transport infrastructure improvements along the road corridor including:

  • a dedicated bus lane in each direction;
  • a separated cycle path;
  • improved pedestrian facilities; and
  • a new central median planted with trees.

The upgrade of Constitution Avenue will provide the necessary infrastructure to support future development in the area. As commercial and residential development is progressed along Constitution Avenue the public realm spaces will be upgraded to achieve the visionary design for 2031.

View the Constitution Avenue upgrade fact sheet (PDF 2MB) for more details on the project.

Constitution Avenue – vision for 2031

The preliminary design of the Constitution Avenue upgrade project has included a visionary design for the length of the road between Vernon Circle and Blamey Crescent. The upcoming construction upgrade of Constitution Avenue will deliver the ‘framework’ for this visionary design which will be realised over future years as residential and commercial development along the corridor progresses.

The vision for Constitution Avenue is described in the National Capital Plan ‘Amendment 60, Constitution Avenue’ with the objective to create a place for people to live, work and socialise. The long term vision aims to provide a vibrant, mixed-use grand boulevard with an integrated transport system, broad tree-lined footpaths, outdoor dining and on-street parking.

Realisation of the visionary design for Constitution Avenue will be coordinated by the National Capital Authority in conjunction with site owners/private developers.

Constitution Avenue upgrade preliminary design plans

The below documents outline the preliminary design plans for the upgrade of Constitution Avenue.

Consultation opportunities

Community feedback is invited on the preliminary design plans for the upgrade of Constitution Avenue. Two community drop-in sessions will be held to give people the opportunity to view the design plans, provide feedback and ask questions about the project.

What: Constitution Avenue upgrade drop-in consultation sessions.
When: 4 pm to 7.30 pm, Tuesday 10 and 17 April 2012.
Where: Room J029, Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) Reid Campus, corner of Constitution Avenue and Coranderrk street (parking is off Constitution Avenue opposite the CIT).

For those who cannot attend either drop-in consultation session, the design plans will be available in the Civic Library for a period of two weeks from Thursday 19 April 2012 to Tuesday 1 May 2012.

Feedback on the upgrade of Constitution Avenue can be made by completing a feedback form available at the drop-in consultation sessions or from the Civic Library. Alternatively, people can email their comments to communityengagement@act.gov.au.

Community feedback closed on Monday 14 May 2012.

For further enquiries call Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.

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