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Barry Drive Lane Closure today

By 29 November, 2013

Probably a bit late for most of your morning commutes, but here’s some info for those of you who use Barry Drive:
The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users that the Belconnen bound lanes of Barry Drive will be closed between Northbourne Avenue and Marcus Clarke Street from 9.30 am today for [...]

New flashing street sign on Barry Drive

By 5 July, 2013

Shane Rattenbury today “welcomed the installation of a new type of pedestrian safety sign on Barry Drive.”
How do you welcome the installation of a sign? Why would you bother? Never mind moving on.
Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, today welcomed the installation of a new type of pedestrian safety sign on Barry Drive. [...]

Government apologises for Barry Drive cockup

By 6 March, 2013

Tony Gill has been thrust forward to catch bullets for this morning’s latest conniptions on Barry Drive:
The ACT Government wishes to apologise to motorists and other road users for this morning’s traffic delays on Barry Drive.
“The delays were caused by unapproved works by the contractor during the morning peak,” said Tony Gill, Director, Roads ACT.
“We [...]

Burst water main on Barry Drive

By 19 February, 2013

ACTEW Water has news on trouble on Barry Drive:
ACTEW Water crews are working to fix a burst water main on Barry Drive, and restore the road as quickly as possible.
In order to complete the repair as soon as we can, it has been necessary to reduce traffic heading eastbound (into the City) to one [...]

Barry Drive Bus lane returns

By 20 December, 2012

Territory and Municipal Services informs us that the long agony of Barry Drive might finally be coming to an end:
The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users that the bus lane along Barry Drive will be reinstated for bus traffic only from 11 am tomorrow, Thursday 20 December 2012.
The upgrade works [...]

Still over the morning after

By 19 December, 2012

ACT Policing is urging Canberra drivers to think twice before drink-driving this holiday season, especially the morning after drinking.
This warning comes after police caught a 24-year-old Hawker man drink-driving at 9.40am on Friday (December 14). The man was detected speeding at 68km/h in the 40km/h zone along Barry Drive in Turner and returned a positive [...]

Barry Drive bus lane still mostly bus lane.

By 14 December, 2012

I’m not usually one for ranting, but after a recent attempted vehicular collision on the road, I’ve got a bone to pick about the Barry Drive bus lane.
At the moment, roadworks have removed the turning lane from use at the Barry Dr/Clunies Ross St. A sign about 250m from the intersection advises motorists that [...]

Buggering with the lights on Barry Drive

By 15 November, 2012

The ACT Government wishes to remind motorists and other road users of the temporary traffic changes on Barry Drive until 6 pm Wednesday 28 November 2012.
The city bound right turning lane into Clunies Ross Street has been closed to allow for the upgrade of the intersection.
Motorists are reminded that the Barry Drive city bound bus [...]

Burst water main gums up Barry Drive

By 29 August, 2012

Territory and Municipal Services are warning that this morning’s commute into Civic from the West might be trickier than usual:
The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users that due to a burst water main on Barry Drive, city bound traffic are unable to turn right onto Marcus Clarke Street. Warning signs have [...]

What the hell are they doing to Barry Drive? An explanation

By 20 June, 2012

Territory and Municipal Services are letting us know just why they’ve brought traffic to a standstill around Civic.
You’ll be thrilled to know that Simon Corbell’s magic time travelling busway is responsible.
The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users of amendments to the traffic management for the Belconnen to City transitway project along [...]

Drink and Drive, a call to arms?

By 5 June, 2012

Jacqui’s asking questions about the Drink & Drive sign on Barry Drive.
now maybe it’s only me that thinks this but every time i drive past this I think that it is a form of encouragement to ‘drink and drive’.
surely it should be DON’T DRINK & DRIVE, ITS A CRIME
not
DRINK & DRIVE, ITS A CRIME [! [...]

Barry Drive bus lane underway

By 13 March, 2012

Chief Minister Gallagher is letting you know that Cord Civil have started work on the time travel busway:
ACT Chief Minister and Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Katy Gallagher, today announced that local company Cord Civil has been awarded the $9m contract for the construction of a new bus lane on Barry Drive, with [...]

T2 for Barry Drive?

By 14 February, 2012

The Liberals’ Zed Seselja has announced he’d make the Barry Drive bus lane a T2 if he gets elected.
“The Canberra Liberals will move to open this lane to T2 Traffic, that is all vehicles with two or more passengers on board. The infrastructure is there, but we don’t use it. It will cost nothing, and [...]

Barry Drive and Clunies Ross to be upgraded

By 15 December, 2011

Chief Minister Gallagher is informing all creation that she’s awarded a $4.3 million contract for upgrades of the Barry Drive and Clunies Ross Street intersction.
“Due to start in January 2012, this multi-million dollar project will greatly improve the capacity of the intersection of Barry Drive and Clunies Ross Street and in turn reduce traffic congestion [...]

Building staircases the easy way at the ANU Exchange

By 27 July, 2011

Motorists down Barry Drive this afternoon were treated to a lesson in prefabrication as this staircase was lowered into place at the ANU Exchange site.
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Turning Leaves part the tenth

By 19 April, 2011

Yesterday evening the light on the poplars at ANU was quite special on Barry Drive, and it came with a telstrayama bonus. This is why I take a camera with me wherever I go.
“Rawhide Kid Part 3″ also sent in this one:

Got a picture of the leaves changing colour in Canberra this autumn? Send them [...]

Do commuters dream of an open buslane?

By 19 August, 2010

Does anyone have the inside word on when the bus lane on Barry Drive will open?  It seems the road works have been complete for some time now, and the entire stretch of bus lane is closed only because of some final work on the bike path(!) right down near the lights at ANU.
Every time [...]

Lack of speed limit signs up to Northbourne RL/Speed Camera

By 29 November, 2009

So I’m sick of writing directly to our Minister for Transport (Stanhope) every time I find what I view as a major flaw with something on ACT’s roads… I’ll still be doing that in this case, but thought I’d rant on here as well.
Northbound traffic on Commonwealth Avenue is now greeted with a sole 60km/h [...]

Man killed in car accident on Barry Drive

By 21 January, 2008

According to ABC news, a 71 year old man died in a car accident on Barry Drive late this morning causing serious traffic disruptions. A 70 year old woman is also recovering in hospital.

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