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Man attacked in Mitchell road rage incident, witnesses sought

Scene of road rage incident

After exchange between two drivers on Saturday afternoon, one of the drivers allegedly drove his silver sedan in a dangerous manner, stopped at a red light at the intersection of Gungahlin Drive and Sandford Street in Mitchell, opened the door of the other vehicle and assaulted its driver.
Police are calling for witnesses to the alleged [...]

What do you think about the Gungahlin Drive improvements?

By 14 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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The below information is from the TAMS website:
Project background
Gungahlin Drive is currently experiencing considerable congestion, particularly during peak periods, as traffic accesses the Mitchell commercial and industrial precinct. This traffic congestion is expected to increase as the Gungahlin Town Centre and greater Gungahlin area continue to grow.
In late 2014, engineering and development consultants SMEC were [...]

Witnesses sought to collision in Franklin

By 22 November 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

ACT Policing is appealing for any witnesses to a single vehicle collision that occurred on Friday, November 7, in Franklin.
About 3pm, a blue Holden Astra was driving northbound along Gungahlin Drive, between Wells Station Road and Kosciusko Avenue, when it crossed to the other side of the road and came to a stop on the [...]

Gungahlin Drive delays warns TAMS

By 12 December 2013

Expect some possble delays if you take Gungahlin Drive home.
Motorists and other road users are advised Roads ACT is this afternoon finalising road surfacing repairs to a short section of the northbound lanes on the Gungahlin Drive Extension just past the bridge over the Barton Highway.
Two of the three northbound lanes will be closed [...]

Temporary lane closure on Gungahlin Drive

By 14 June 2013

For your information Rioters:
The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users of a temporary lane closure on Gungahlin Drive, from the intersection at Well Station Drive to the intersection at Kosciuszko Avenue, from 6 am Saturday 15 June until 6 am Monday 17 June, weather permitting.
The following lane closure will take place [...]

Forecast wet weather puts the kibosh on roadworks

By 31 May 2013

TAMS are warning that the weather forecast is so bad they’re going to have to stop digging up roads:
The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users that the temporary road closure scheduled for Gungahlin Drive, from 1 pm Saturday 1 June to 6 am Monday 3 June, have been postponed due to [...]

Big Jim Murphy gets a bridge


Word has reached us that Chief Minister Gallagher is this morning naming a bridge after the late great Jim Murphy.
It’s the crossing of Gungahlin Drive over Ginninderra Drive, so a big honour for the big man.
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UPDATE: Katy Gallagher’s office have sent through this pic of the Chief Minister and the Murphy family out [...]

Gungahlin Drive holdups?

By 21 May 2013

Anyone know what the deal is with Gungahlin Drive between Well Station Drive and Sandford Street citybound? There’s been a few mornings this week where its gotten to be like there is a bottleneck like there was when the GDE was one lane – only once you crawl to the lights at Sandford Street, [...]

Death on Gungahlin Drive

By 14 August 2012

A 27-year-old Yass man has died at Calvary Hospital after falling off his bike on Gungahlin Drive this morning (Tuesday, August 14).
At 6.25am, ACT Policing received reports from ACT Ambulance Service that a cyclist was injured on Gungahlin Drive.
The man was taken to the Calvary Hospital where he died.
ACT Policing’s Collision, Investigation and Reconstruction team [...]

Look at me ma, no hands! (but not speeding)


Just saw this guy driving down Gungahlin Drive.
That’s right on the phone and eating a pie.
I will give him credit for doing the speed limit when most people speed there.
Note: I was a passenger when I took the photo.
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Time for the annual Gungahlin Drive dig up!

By 20 June 2012

They’re digging it up! Again! Near Sandford Street. Again!
In honesty, they’ve made pretty good progress today. There was no action this morning and by this afternoon a goodish size chunk was removed.
Less comforting is the knowledge that while road removal is a smooth operation here in our nation’s capital, road laying seems to be somewhat [...]

GDE 90 km/h implementation failures

By 16 March 2012

After a review that apparently lasted 5 months, the A.C.T Government decided to raise the speed limit on the Gungahlin Drive Extension from 80 km/h to 90 km/h.  The implementation was carried out over the weekend of the 10th and 11th of March 2012.  After the implementation of the higher speed limit, the following issues [...]

All hail the Piranha Plant of Gungahlin Drive!

By 2 February 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

This is on the side of Gungahlin Drive heading South towards the city (between Palmerston and Barton hwy turnoff).
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Drunk, unlicensed and lying to police

By 31 December 2011

A 59-year-old man from Berridale in NSW will face court this morning after he was arrested twice by police for traffic-related offences within 12 hours yesterday (Friday, December 30).
Around 8.10am, a Gungahlin Patrol stopped a white Holden Acclaim on the Federal Highway in Lyneham as it did not display a current registration label. Police spoke [...]

No news on GDE speed limit front

By 13 December 2011

I’ve written up another article re the GDE speed limit, with a table comparing road characteristics of the GDE, with others around the territory. Read on if interested:
I have not heard much on the GDE speed limit front. Last time I drove the road, the speed limit continued to be 80 km/h. Travelling at [...]

GDE officially open

By 7 October 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

Simon Corbell has announced the official opening of the Gungahlin Drive Extension after many false dawns.
“The nine kilometre, four-lane GDE will significantly reduce north-south traffic congestion during peak periods. It will play a crucial role in reducing journey times for trips to and from Gungahlin. It will also help to relieve congestion on other arterial [...]

GDE opening now

By 30 September 2011

One of our @gungahlincc tweeps (Mel from Curves Gungahlin) has reported that both northbound lanes of the GDE are open and they are in the process of opening both southbound lanes right now. Slick trip home tonight for you all!
And next week people will be able to try out using Gungahlin Drive (yes can we please [...]

Kaleen planning gripes

By 29 September 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

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Ellenborough Street is one of the major exits from Kaleen. Before the Barton Highway upgrade we used to be able to turn right from the slip lane from Ellenborough St onto the Barton Hwy but, since that right turn disappeared, if we want to head north on the Federal Hwy, [...]

GDE to be a wonder of the earth?

By 7 September 2011

The Liberals’ Alistair Coe is having some fun comparing the construction time of the soon to be completed Gungahlin Drive Extension with other major construction projects.
“Of the ten years since ACT Labor came to power, approximately seven years have been spent with the road under construction.
“This is in contrast to the span of the Sydney [...]

Glenloch to be closed by night

By 22 August 2011

Territory And Municipal Services are warning that the much needed conclusion of the Gungahlin Drive Extension will mean road closures:
The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users that the Lady Denman Drive off-ramp and Glenloch Interchange on the Tuggeranong Parkway (both directions) will be temporarily closed from 10 pm to 5 am [...]

Glenloch interchange road closure

By 16 June 2011

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Territory And Municipal Services advise that they’re closing the William Hovell Drive southbound on ramp to the Glenloch interchange from 8pm Tuesday 21 June to 5am Wednesday 22 June as part of the Gungahlin Drive Extension.
Well you did ask them to get on with it.

GDE/Barton Hwy bridge – why so long?

By 16 June 2011

Well, the bridge has been finished for ages. The scaffolding gone, and nothing has fallen down.
Why then does it take so long to clear up the leftover rubbish, put in a kerb or two and open up the two lanes on the highway?
It looks to me like a one day job to me. I for [...]

Stop Nihilism, and other works of the Gungahlin Drive Extension


Richard has sent in a cracking series of photos from the Gungahlin Drive Extension works, but we couldn’t resist this re-working of a stop sign.
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Women in a blue sedan wanted as witnesses

By 20 May 2011

ACT Policing is calling for two women who may have witnessed an assault in a car travelling along Gungahlin Drive yesterday morning (Thursday, 19 May) to contact police.
Around 11.40am the women were driving a blue sedan south on Gungahlin Drive when they may have seen a woman assaulted by her male passenger while driving a [...]

Gungahlin Drive Southbound closures through to June

By 2 May 2011

Territory and Municipal Services bring word that they’re shutting down Gungahlin Drive (south bound lanes), from Wells Station Road to Barton Highway, from 7.30pm to 6am Monday 2 May 2011 to Friday 10 June 2011.
This is to rehabilitate the pavement.

More Barton Highway closures

By 13 April 2011

Territory And Municipal Services advises there will be more closures of the Barton Highway as the Gungahlin Drive Extension Duplication goes ever on.
The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users that Barton Highway will be temporarily closed at its intersection with Gungahlin Drive from 8 pm to 6 am Wednesday 13 April [...]

Gungahlin drive ramp from Gungahlin Drive to Ginninderra Drive closed.

By 22 March 2011

Territory And Municipal Services informs us that the off ramp from Gungahlin Drive to Ginninderra Drive is “now closed until further notice”.
Apparently it didn’t like the rain.

Art that really excites the public

By 4 March 2011

A few of you have sent this in but Shane was the first.
Apparently he can be found beside the city bound side of Gungahlin Drive between Palmerston and Mitchell.
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Barton Highway closing at night for a while

By 3 February 2011

Territory And Municipal Services have put out a note warning they’re closing the Barton Highway at the Gungahlin Drive intersection from 8pm to 6 in the morning from 7 February to 20 February.
This is for the bridge work.
Good luck finding another way around.

Wouldn’t it be nice if Roads ACT were responsible?

By 29 August 2010

The Canberra Times informs us that, failure being an orphan, Reynders Constructions are shouting loud and long that they built the collapsed bridge formwork over the GDE exactly the way it was on the plans.
As the spider’s web of contractors and consultants point fingers the culpability of Roads ACT becomes clearer.
– Roads ACT presided over [...]

Report released into the GDE bridge collapse.

By 24 August 2010

The Department of Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) has released the report into the GDE bridge collapse.
It appears that our commenters on the original story were on the ball:
This report concludes that the main girders supporting the formwork were not braced to prevent lateral movement of the girders when subjected to the loads imposed by [...]

Let the jokes begin!

By 17 August 2010

Thanks to Troll-sniffer for sending this in.
If you’ve got more on the great bridge collapse be sure to share:
UPDATE: And on the subject of jokes the Canberra Times has this from the builders responsible specifically Mick Boyle of Abergeldie:
He had even ordered the concrete pour that was under way when the collapse [...]

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