Road Photos & Information: Australian Capital Territory
  Federal Highway, Majura Parkway & Monaro Highway (M23 / B23)

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M23 / B23 is a major north-south route within the ACT.

The M23 section acts as a bypass of the urban area of North Canberra and travels past Canberra International Airport.

The B23 section acts as a bypass of the urban area of South Canberra and travels past several industrial areas.

The route from Ginns Gap to Gilmore is divided motorway and arterial road standard, with at least 2 lanes in each direction and all junctions between Majura and Symonston grade separated. From Gilmore to Williamsdale, the route in undivided rural highway standard with occasional overtaking lanes.

Traffic types vary considerably along the route. Because of the proximity to the industrial areas of Fyshwick, Hume and to a lesser extent, Symonston, there is quite a lot of heavy vehicles using the route. Other traffic includes commuters travelling to and from Civic and South Canberra to Tuggeranong and during Winter, ski traffic making its way to and from the NSW snowfields, south of Cooma.

B23 crosses the Molonglo River at Pialligo, which feeds Lake Burley Griffin.

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Majura Parkway:

Monaro Highway (Cooma Road):

Click here for construction photos of the Majura Parkway.

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Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign at Majura approaching Majura Rd, April 2015.

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  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Majura approaching Tambreet St, December 2014.

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Advance Directional Sign :
AD sign approaching access to Majura Rd and Lime Kiln Rd at Majura, April 2015.

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  Tambreet Street:
Majura Parkway at the Tambreet St interchange, Majura, December 2014.

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Lime Kiln Road :
Majura Pkwy (M23) as it passes under Lime Kiln Rd at Majura, April 2015.

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  Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign facing Tambreet St at Majura, April 2015.

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Tambreet Street :
ID sign on the Tambreet St interchange, Majura, April 2015. Photo was taken prior to Majura Pkwy opening south of this interchange.

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  Lime Kiln Road:
Majura Pkwy (M23) as it passes under Lime Kiln Rd at Majura, April 2015.

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Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Majura after the Tambreet St interchange, December 2014.

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  Mount Majura Road:
Majura Pkwy (M23) at Majura at the junction with Mt Majura Rd, April 2015.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Pialligo Av approaching Majura Pkwy (B23) interchange, February 2016.

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  Federal Highway & Horse Park Drive Interchange:
Majura Pkwy (M23) at the interchange with Federal Hwy (M23 / A23) and Horse Park Dr at Majura, April 2015.

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Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at the interchange with Pialligo Av at Campbell, February 2016.

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  Federal Highway & Horse Park Drive Interchange:
Majura Pkwy (M23) at the interchange with Federal Hwy (M23 / A23) and Horse Park Dr at Majura, April 2015. Note the remnant NH23 shields on the sign.

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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Monaro Hwy (B23) at Hume approaching the roundabout with Isabella Dr, November 2014. This was the first alphanumeric sign installed in the ACT.

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  Federal Highway & Horse Park Drive Interchange:
Majura Pkwy (M23) at the interchange with Federal Hwy (M23 / A23) and Horse Park Dr at Majura, April 2015.

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      Federal Highway & Horse Park Drive Interchange:
Majura Pkwy (M23) at the interchange with Federal Hwy (M23 / A23) and Horse Park Dr at Majura, April 2015. These signals have since been fitted with U-turn arrows.

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      Federal Highway & Horse Park Drive Interchange:
Majura Pkwy (M23) at the interchange with Federal Hwy (M23 / A23) and Horse Park Dr at Majura, April 2015. Note the remnant NH23 shields on the sign.

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      Federal Highway & Horse Park Drive Interchange:
Majura Pkwy (M23) at the interchange with Federal Hwy (M23 / A23) and Horse Park Dr at Majura, April 2015. Note there's no route numbers on the sign. M23 continues left via cloverleaf ramp to head north towards Goulburn.

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Click here for the continuation of M23 and B23 in New South Wales

1 Canberra Times, Page 1, 28 September 1928
2 Canberra Times, Page 1, 5 April 1929 3 Canberra Times, Page 1, 19 June 1929
4 Canberra Times, Page 4, 13 February 1930
5 Canberra Times, Page 4, 19 May 1961
6 Canberra Times, Page 27, 22 September 1961
7 Canberra Times, Page 6, 16 February 1962
8 Canberra Times, Page 9, 4 December 1965
9 Canberra Times, Page 25, 18 May 1966
10 Canberra Times, Page 11, 2 May 1973
11 Ozroads (Sam Laybutt), National Highway 23 - Federal Highway
12 Canberra Times, Page 3, 3 November 1994
13 ACT Planning & Land Authority, Variation to the Territory Plan, No 67, August 1998
14 Territory and Municipal Services, Media Release MR739/1212, Majura Parkway Preliminary Works Underway, 14 January 2013
15 ACT Government, Media Releases, Construction on the Majura Parkway Begins, 5 February 2013
16 Canberra Times, New Sections of Majura Parkway open to traffic, 5 January 2016
17 City News, Part of the Majura Parkway now open, 14 May 2015
18 City News, Majura Parkway southbound to Fairbairn Avenue opens up, 21 May 2015
19 City News, Majura Parkway crosses the Molonglo, 10 November 2015
20 Territory and Municipal Services, Roads and Transport, Major Construction Projects, City, Inner North and Inner South, Majura Parkway
21 Canberra Times, Page 3, 21 October 1958
22 Canberra Times, Page 12, 21 February 1964
23 Canberra Times, Page 3, 25 August 1967
24 Canberra Times, Page 1, 23 February 1972
25 Canberra Times, Page 3, 23 December 1982
26 Canberra Times, Page 3, 16 February 1983
27 Canberra Times, Page 8, 7 June 1985
28 Canberra Times, Page 9, 6 February 1988
29 Canberra Times, Page 5, 22 November 1989
30 ACT Planning & Land Authority, Place Name Search, Monaro Highway
31 BMD Constructions, Monaro Highway Duplication

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