Update 19 - Acton tunnel damage

The truck and excavator have been removed from the Acton tunnel.

WorkSafe ACT will now conduct a roadworthiness assessment of the truck and confirm the excavator is well secured. Roads ACT has issued a permit for the truck to then travel to the contractor's yard in Hume via the Tuggeranong Parkway on an agreed route.

Further cleaning of the tunnel is currently being undertaken to ensure there is no asbestos contamination. WorkSafe ACT would like to reassure the public there continues to be no asbestos risk outside the tunnel.

It is expected that the westbound tunnel will reopen this afternoon.

Existing road closures and bus diversions remain in place until this time. Update to come.

Acton tunnel