COMPLETED Old Cooma Road - Stage 2

  • Project typeCapital Works
  • Project value$31 million
  • Project scheduleCompleted June 2020
  • Contractor nameWBHO Infrastucture
  • Completion Date15 June 2020
Shows progress of duplication of Old Cooma Road April 2019

This stage involved a 4.5km long duplication of Old Cooma Road from Edwin Land Parkway to Googong Road and three are two lanes in each direction. There is also for cyclists and a 2.5 metre off road shared path.

Council has received 100% funding for this project from the NSW State Government $70 million road package as part of the Monaro Palerang Program.

The budget for this project was $31 million. This includes design, design construction, project management and land acquisitions.

Key features

The key features of the duplication include

  • Two lanes in each direction separated by a 6 metre wide central median.
  • Stabilisation of the failing rock cutting on the western side of the Stage 1 upgrade
  • Shared off-road cyclist and pedestrian pathway linking Queanbeyan to Googong
  • Provisions for on-road cyclists
  • An 80km/h speed limit from Edwin Land Parkway to Googong Road
  • Upgraded intersections at Wickerslack Lane, Tempe Crescent/Heights Road, and Talpa Road
  • A Fauna underpass in the Gale area
  • Noise mitigation measures
  • The new road will have a similar appearance to the Stage 1 work.


The sod was turned to mark official start of the project on Monday 21 January 2019. Construction is now underway with approximately 80% of the earthworks and 40% of the the road pavement work completed. The new road is expected to be open to traffic by October 2020.


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