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Friday road closures for the Big Wet

By 2 March 2012 1

Canberra Avenue is now reopened at Fyshwick in both directions.

Mugga Lane has also been reopened to traffic this morning.

The ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) strongly advises motorists to drive to the conditions with localised flooding across many roads across the Territory.

Majura Road from Federal Highway to Mustang Avenue is still closed. There will be limited access to local traffic.

Northbourne Avenue (northbound) near Australian Capital Tourism Visitor Centre has been reduced to two lanes.

Kings Highway reduced to one lane in both directions between the Molonglo River and the access to Defence Building Joint Operations Headquarters.

Flemington Road city bound bus lane between Sandford Street and Exhibition Park in Canberra.

Morisset Road in Mitchell (access to Bimberi Youth Justice Centre is via Wells Station Road)

Cotter Road is closed at Casuarina Sands.

Tidbinbilla Road is closed at the intersection of Booroomba Road through to Paddy’s River Road.

Corin Road at the intersection with Paddy’s River Road

Paddy’s River Road (local residents will still have access)

Naas Road closed one kilometre south of Tharwa as Spring Station Creek has flooded

The Naas Road bridge over the Gudgenby River near Top Naas has been breached by water and may be structurally unsafe.

Local residents should not attempt to cross this bridge until it has been assessed once the river level has dropped. In the meantime barricades are being erected.

Other closures:
Boboyan Road;
Apollo Road;
Bendora Dam Road;
Orroral Valley Road;
Brindabella Road at the start of the dirt section to the NSW border;
Mount Franklin Road;
Uriarra Crossing;
Swamp Creek Crossing;
Coppins Crossing;
Point Hut Crossing;
Oaks Estate Crossing;
Sunshine Crossing;
Angle Crossing;
Molonglo Gorge Road; and
All mountain roads in Namadgi National Park.

5:55am Friday 2 March 2012

Majura Road will reopen in both directions at 6:30 this morning.

6:09am Friday 2 March 2012

All lanes on Northbourne Avenue are now open.

The Naas Road bridge over the Gudgenby River near Top Naas has been breached by water and may be structurally unsafe. Local residents should not attempt to cross this bridge until it has been assessed once the river level has dropped. In the meantime barricades are being erected.

The Smiths Road Bridge over the Gudgenby River is also closed until further notice.

Flemington Road city bound bus lane between Sandford Street and Exhibition Park in Canberra has reopened.

6:44am Friday 2 March 2012

This is the latest comprehensive list of roads still closed in the ACT.

Kings Highway reduced to one lane in both directions between the Molonglo River and the access to Defence Building Joint Operations Headquarters.

Morisset Road in Mitchell (access to Bimberi Youth Justice Centre is via Wells Station Road)

Cotter Road is closed at Casuarina Sands.

Tidbinbilla Road is closed at the intersection of Booroomba Road through to Paddy’s River Road.

Corin Road at the intersection with Paddy’s River Road.

Paddy’s River Road (local residents will still have access).

Naas Road closed one kilometre south of Tharwa as Spring Station Creek has flooded.

The Naas Road bridge over the Gudgenby River near Top Naas has been breached by water and may be structurally unsafe.

Local residents should not attempt to cross this bridge until it has been assessed once the river level has dropped. In the meantime barricades are being erected.

Other closures:
Boboyan Road;
Apollo Road;
Bendora Dam Road;
Orroral Valley Road;
Brindabella Road at the start of the dirt section to the NSW border;
Mount Franklin Road;
Uriarra Crossing;
Swamp Creek Crossing;
Coppins Crossing;
Point Hut Crossing;
Oaks Estate Crossing;
Sunshine Crossing;
Angle Crossing;
Molonglo Gorge Road; and
All mountain roads in Namadgi National Park.

7:02am Friday 2 March 2012

Two lanes of the Kings Highway between the Molonglo River and the access to Defence Building Joint Operations Headquarters have reopened for the peak period this morning.

The road will be reduced to one lane after peak so that repair work can continue.

Motorists are urged to drive with care through the affected area.

8:14am Friday 2 March 2012

Motorists are reminded that the following roads and crossings are closed as a result of rain:

The Kings Highway between the Molonglo River and the access to Defence Building Joint Operations Headquarters has been reduced back to one lane after peak so that repair work can continue.

Morisset Road in Mitchell (access to Bimberi Youth Justice Centre is via Wells Station Road)

Cotter Road is closed at Casuarina Sands.

Tidbinbilla Road is closed at the intersection of Booroomba Road through to Paddys River Road.

Corin Road at the intersection with Paddy’s River Road

Paddy’s River Road (local residents will still have access)

Naas Road closed one kilometre south of Tharwa as Spring Station Creek has flooded

The Naas Road bridge over the Gudgenby River near Top Naas has been breached by water and may be structurally unsafe.

Local residents should not attempt to cross this bridge until it has been assessed once the river level has dropped. In the meantime barricades are being erected.

Smiths Road Bridge is also closed until further notice. Boboyan Road Apollo Road Bendora Dam Road Orroral Valley Road Brindabella Road at the start of the dirt section to the NSW border Mount Franklin Road Uriarra Crossing Swamp Creek Crossing Coppins Crossing Point Hut Crossing Oaks Estate Crossing Sunshine Crossing Angle Crossing Molonglo Gorge Road All mountain roads in Namadgi National Park.

10:35am Friday 2 Mar 2012

road closure map

[Courtesy ESA]

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One Response to Friday road closures for the Big Wet
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EvanJames9:08 am, 02 Mar 12

The Kings Hwy one is interesting, it happened early evening so far as I can tell. Just after the Burbong Bridge, on the Bungendore side, they erected two large sodium lights. It’s fairly flat and open there, apparently some damage to the road.

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