Territory and Municipal Services are making known the changing road conditions while they get on with the Majura Parkway prior to budget contraints delaying the whole shebang:
Temporary lane and road closures in Pialligo and Majura
From Monday 18 February 2013, there will be temporary lane and road closures on the
– Morshead Drive between the Monaro [...]
Chief Minister Gallagher has let it be known the Majura Parkway construction is underway.
Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Anthony Albanese today joined ACT Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher to turn the sod on this critical road infrastructure project which will provide a continuous freeway link between the Federal Highway and Monaro Highway.
“Assessed and recommended [...]
Roads ACT is letting people know they’re getting set to start building the Majura Parkway:
“Preliminary work, such as establishing access for construction vehicles to the future road alignment, is now underway in preparation for major work to begin in February 2013,” Mr Gill said.
“To facilitate this work, traffic signs, controllers and partial lane closures will [...]
Champagne corks will be popping in the offices of Fulton Hogan after Chief Minister Gallagher announced she’s giving them the $288 million contract to build the Majura Parkway:
With the awarding today of the construction contract to Fulton Hogan, work on the $288 million Majura Parkway project will soon commence. Tenders for the construction of Majura [...]
Having this morning had the news that logging was about to kick off for the Majura Parkway it’s a relief to hear Simon Corbell has called in the proposal (bypassing endless objections by the inevitable objectors).
(Which does rather make one wonder what the planning process is for)
“The Majura Parkway project is a vital project which [...]
Territory and Municipal Services are letting people know they’re about to drop the pines getting in the way of Canberra’s next mega-road:
As part of preparations for the Majura Parkway construction project, work will soon commence to remove sections of pine plantation in the Majura Valley region, Tony Gill, Director, Roads ACT, said today.
Work is planned [...]
Today the ACT Government announced a plan for an off-road cycle path allowing for a more environmentally friendly transit from Gungahlin to Campbell. With the plan in motion the ACT Government hopes for more people to ride to work and use the path for recreational purposes. With the increase of recreational use it thought to [...]
Amongst the things I never thought I’d see is a media release from the Liberals’ Alistair Coe denouncing the scrapping of the promised Majura Parkway off-road bike path.
“While riding on the road always poses a risk, it is especially dangerous on high volume, high speed roads.
“That’s why these segregated bike paths are so important. They [...]
The Greens’ Caroline Le Couteur has expressed her displeasure at Chiefly backsliding over building an off-road cycle path on the Majura Parkway.
On 22 August 2011, Chief Minister Kay Gallagher said ‘as part of the Majura Parkway project a separate cycle path will be constructed off road’*. But plans for the project, currently under tender, [...]
Chief Minister Katy Gallagher stated to me last year that the planned Majura Parkway would have a physically separated cycle path next to the road like the M7 in Sydney:
Katy Gallagher said on 19 August:
Hi, as part of the Majura Parkway project a separate cycle path will be constructed off road along the length [...]
Simon Corbell and Anthony Albanese have put out a call for companies to tender for the Majura Parkway work.
“The Parkway is the single largest road infrastructure investment in the ACT and completing the detailed design is an important step that will allow construction to start next year,” Mr Albanese said.
“This new road is an investment [...]
In the new era of tweet based governance Simon Corbell has announced $144 million from the Commonwealth to pay for half of the Majura Parkway.
We’ll post an official announcement should one be made available.
UPDATE: Senator Lundy is leading with a concrete statement:
More than 40 years after the first line appeared on a map, construction of [...]
The ABC has the alarming news that Infrastructure Australia is proposing the Majura Parkway be a toll road.
Infrastructure Australia’s annual report to the Council of Australian Governments says the Majura Parkway is a nationally significant project, and should be tolled to ensure a reasonable proportion of building and maintenance costs are recovered.
Michael Deegan from Infrastructure [...]
With the somnolent Liberals up to no more policy development than public fellation in CityNews and regurgitation of Mr Rabbit’s talking points it has fallen to the Greens to offer up policy alternatives.
Which lead yesterday in the Legislative Assembly to a Labor and Liberal Combine smacking down those pesky alternative ideas.
Firstly Caroline Le Couteur was [...]
The ACT Greens have accused the ACT Government of basing its argument that a Majura parkway would divert freight from Canberra on guesswork.
The ACT Government has claimed a freeway through the Majura Valley is needed to keep freight trucks out of urban Canberra. Questioning from the ACT Greens has revealed that the ACT Government’s arguments [...]
The Liberals’ Alistair Coe is shrieking after his discovery that the Greens don’t favour new road building or urban sprawl.
“Why do the Greens believe that Gungahlin residents should have to put-up with congested roads like the half built GDE?
“How many hours of lost productivity and accidents must occur before the Greens realise that the current [...]
The Greens Amanda Bresnan is calling for a change to the way the ACT Government plans road projects.
Sadly not to build bigger and better roads, but rather they want us to consider the ways that less roads will lead to less road use.
Amanda Bresnan, ACT Greens transport spokesperson, cited a new report from the Victorian [...]