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Work to begin on Kings Avenue underpass.


As someone who often works in that area, I am more than a little bit excited. Alas the real work will not begin until next year, but still it will be nice to have a better crossing.
Over the next fortnight, high voltage electricity and gas lines will be lowered at Bowen Place. The work will [...]

Kings Avenue lane closures

By 15 November 2011

The National Capital Authority brings word that they’re not done with buggering around on Kings Avenue:
Northbound lanes on Kings Avenue bridge will be restricted to one lane periodically for the next two to three weeks, to complete work on the adjacent footpath.
The temporary lane closures are scheduled:
– From 7am, Friday 18 November to 7am, [...]

Plans out for the Bowen Place underpass

By 8 November 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

The National Capital Authority is asking for your thoughts on their plans for an underpass at Bowen Place.
Located near Kings Avenue Bridge, the Bowen Place crossing forms part of the popular pedestrian and cyclist route around Lake Burley Griffin’s central basin. It is also a busy road – especially at peak hour.
Following community and stakeholder [...]

Kings Avenue carpark no more?

By 20 September 2011

The National Capital Authority has announced the opening of their massive Kings Avenue overpass:
Regional Australia Minister Simon Crean today officially opened the Kings Avenue overpass, which replaced the Russell roundabout at the intersection of Parkes Way, Morshead Drive and Kings Avenue.
Mr Crean said the $30 million overpass represented a major investment in infrastructure.
‘The Kings Avenue [...]

Exciting new mugging opportunity with Bowen Place to get an underpass

By 16 September 2011

The NCA has announced that they’re going to build an underpass to fix the traffic dangers of a bike path crossing a busy road at Bowen Place:
The crossing forms part of the popular pedestrian and cyclist route around Lake Burley Griffin’s central basin. It is also a busy commuter peak hour road, in and [...]

Kings Avenue carpark to get worse before it gets better

By 15 September 2011

The National Capital Authority is giving notice that they’re busy laying asphalt to finish off the works on Kings Avenue and to expect delays:
Motorists are advised to expect delays at the Kings Avenue overpass construction over the next three days, particularly during the AM and PM peak traffic times.
Substantial asphalt laying works are being undertaken [...]

Immigration Thing finds a space on Kings Avenue


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The ABC reports that the widely derided Immigration Bridge proposal has found a site next to the National Archives for an “immigration thing”.
This will save the scheme’s proponents having to return contributors’ money.
Campaign director Andrew Baulch says they have now secured a site on Kings Avenue in Parkes.
“It faces on to Kings [...]

East-bound lanes of the Kings Avenue carpark open

By 6 April 2011

The National Capital Authority has the happy news that:
The east-bound lanes of Parkes Way and Morshead Drive at the new Kings Avenue overpass will come into operation tomorrow.
From around midday, traffic travelling from the city towards the airport, will flow under the newly constructed bridge.
This follows changed traffic arrangements last week that allowed [...]

Movement on Kings Avenue

By 25 March 2011

The National Capital Authority advise that their work on the Kings Avenue overpass is bearing fruit.
To this end from around midday on Tuesday there will be changed traffic movements which will include:
– the ability for east-bound Parkes Way traffic (from the city) to turn right from the new up-ramp across the new bridge to Kings [...]

Someone doesn’t like elms

By 23 November 2010

The NCA is appalled that someone’s been at their elm trees on Kings Avenue:
Five Elm trees planted by the National Capital Authority (NCA) along Kings Avenue were substantially vandalised over the weekend.
The Elms trees (Ulmus procera) were part of the regeneration work associated with the Kings Avenue overpass construction.
NCA Executive Director, Alison Walker-Kaye said the [...]

Stay away from Kings Avenue on Saturday

By 2 September 2010

[First filed: Aug 30, 2010 @ 11:53]
The National Capital Authority is warning that they’re having a go at building a bridge over Parkes Way at the Russell Roundabout on Saturday and suggest finding another route:
The main temporary traffic diversions and arrangements will include:
– Traffic from the city-side to the airport will be diverted from the [...]

NCA pauses for thought building the Kings Avenue Overpass

By 19 August 2010

The National Capital Authority is letting everyone know that their concrete pour for the Kings Avenue Overpass is not going to happen on 28 August.
Instead they’re going to have a look at lessons learned from the Barton Highway bridge collapse.
So a blockage on the far distant Barton Highway is going to further delay people [...]

Rain delays roadworks

By 13 August 2010

The Canberra Times has the astonishing news that the unprecedented phenomena of winter rain is causing chaos to the genii responsible for the roadworks colliding across town:
Road projects at Molonglo have been deluged, leading to the standing down of 140 workers, and the city’s highest profile roads job – the Russell roundabout bridge – is [...]

Quality Fog!

By 14 May 2010

As is usual with a heavy fog, when it clears the day is glorious.
For those who rose late and missed it “Tim” has sent in this one of the view from Kings Avenue Bridge towards Parliament House this morning.
Time to get the ugg boots out if you haven’t already.

The NCA goes belt and braces over tree removal

By 14 July 2009

The National Capital Authority has sheepishly announced that they’re going to be knocking down some elms and eucalypts along Kings Avenue from tomorrow as part of their much needed program to get rid of the murderous Russell roundabout.
Not only are the NCA promising to replace the 53 trees their knocking down with 106 established elms [...]

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