Govco are really sinking the boot into those nasty Liberal voting Tuggeranongites. They have now banned parking on this length of the Monaro. Initially the signs stated it was no standing, but changed to no parking after about three days.
So no more pulling over to answer the phone, and of course this means the [...]
Being a bit of a Costco addicit, I travel along the Monaro Highway quite often (coming on and off at the Hindmarsh Dr junction.
What I have noticed is the increasing use of what I like to call the ‘back door’ manoeuvre, where people, who really can not wait two seconds, merge on and off from behind [...]
A probationary licensed driver who was detected driving at 169km/h in a 100km/h speed zone on the Monaro Highway, was one of 66 Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) issued for speeding over the Centenary Day long weekend by ACT Policing.
The Gordon man, checked at 69km/h over the posted speed limit was issued with an $1811 fine [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a collision in Hume which occurred on Saturday (February 9).
About 1.30pm a white Mitsubishi Triton utility towing a horse float was traveling south on the Monaro Highway, near Sheppard Street. Around this time the utility collided with the rear of a ‘Windscreens O’Brien’ Toyota HiAce van, causing it to [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a collision earlier today (Monday, November 26) in Gilmore, in which a man suffered serious leg and abdominal injuries.
Around 8.15am two trucks travelling southbound on the Monaro Highway between Isabella Drive and Johnstone Street collided.
ACT Policing Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team (CIRT) attended the scene and is investigating [...]
ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Ambulance Service on scene of a two truck collision on the Monaro Highway, southbound, near Isabella Drive, Gilmore.
Three fire pumpers and a command vehicle on scene.
Crews are using hydraulic rescue tools to free one male from one of the trucks.
Update to follow.
ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics are [...]
Anyone lose a dog (I think it’s a terrier, maybe a yorkie) out along the Monaro Highway near Southcare Helicopter?
I first noticed the dog near the RFS Open Day a couple of weeks ago. Riding home along the highway, I saw it again on Monday in roughly the same area on the median strip. [...]
Senator Lundy has taken a minute out of her busy cheerleading schedule to announce the opening of upgrades to the Monaro Highway:
Senator for the ACT Kate Lundy today welcomed the opening of the Monaro Highway upgrade between Canberra Avenue and Newcastle Street in Fyshwick.
The Gillard Government provided $18.5 million in funding as part of [...]
Going southbound on the Monaro today I noted that the speed limit as you come off of the bridge over the Molonglo that the speed limit now goes from 60 to 90, and not 80.
I also noticed that going through the newly opened southbound section of the highway across Fyshwick, that the speed limit [...]
We’ve been alerted of yet more upcoming road closures, in Fyshwick this time, from Monday August 6th to Friday August 12th.
The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users that the southbound on-ramp to the Monaro Highway from Newcastle Street will be closed from
6 am Monday 6 August 2012 to 6 pm Sunday [...]
For the hive mind.
Over a period of months, a series of shipping containers have been re-arranged and added to on a site at the southern end of Jerrabomberra Avenus, beside the Monaro Highway.
Turning into a fairly professional build, and, if I’m not mistaken, a full septic system in the grounds.
Interestingly, from Nearmap, a couple of [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a collision on the Monaro Highway yesterday afternoon (Monday, July 23).
Around 2.35pm the driver of a silver Nissan Pulser entered the north bound lanes of the Monaro Highway, crossed the median strip and the three south bound lanes. The car collided with a concrete shoulder barrier before coming to [...]
On my drive in from God’s Country (Queanbeyan) this morning, I noticed that something I suspected had indeed come to pass: there was very little traffic on the Monaro Highway. At 8.45am.
Several weeks ago it could take a good 15 minutes to get from Hume through to the airport, but for the last week or [...]
A 37-year-old Chisholm man was caught exceeding the speed limit by 64km/h on the Monaro Highway in Symonston, Friday night (April, 20).
Around 7.20pm, Traffic Operations were conducting laser targeting when they observed a Nissan Skyline sedan travelling at high speed. The vehicle was detected to be going 164km/hr in a 100km/hr zone.
The driver was stopped [...]
Territory And Municipal Services are giving notice that they’re shutting down Canberra Avenue as part of bridge building works:
The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users that Canberra Avenue will be closed in both directions between Ipswich Street and Nyrang Street from 8 pm Friday 27 January until 12 midnight Sunday 30 [...]
Territory And Municipal Services are warning that pipeline work is going to close Angle Crossing Road between the Monaro Highway and Smiths Road from 17 October to 29 October.
ACT Fire Brigade on scene of a truck fire on the Monaro Highway, Fyshwick.
Fire has been mostly extinguished from the engine compartment inside the truck cabin.
The occupant of the truck safely self evacuated.
Crews are expected to remain on scene till approx 12.30pm.
Fire has been fully extinguished.
Time of Emergency Triple Zero (000) call 11.32am.
Cause of fire [...]
Keith has sent in this picture which explains why traffic has been borked around the Monaro Highway this morning.
Not a good day for the truck driver.
UPDATE: Territory And Municipal Services are optimistically describing this as a breakdown:
The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users that there are traffic delays expected on the [...]
Territory And Municipal Services have announced that the Northbound lanes of the Monaro Highway are going to be closed from 3-5am on Saturday 23 July while an electrical substation goes past.
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Calls from members of the public have assisted police in identifying a suspect to a hit and run on the Monaro Highway last week (Thursday, June 30) where a cyclist was struck by a car.
About 7.30pm a 58-year-old Jerrabomberra man was cycling home when he was struck by a vehicle travelling in the southbound lane [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a hit and run on the Monaro Highway last night (Thursday, 30 Jun) where a cyclist was struck by a car.
About 7.30pm a 58-year-old Jerrabomberra man was cycling home when he was struck by a vehicle travelling in the southbound lane of the Monaro Highway, approximately 500m north of [...]
ACT Policing is reminding the Canberra community to stay vigilant on the roads following a report of a suspicious vehicle over the weekend.
Around 11.30pm on Saturday night (June 18), a 51-year-old Queanbeyan woman was driving home along Long Gully Road when she was followed by a car with blue and red flashing lights on its [...]
I’m about to start a new job and will be travelling from Forde to Phillip.
Whereis.com.au seems to think this will take me 36min if I travel past the airport, Fyshwick and up Hindmarsh… I suspect that between 7 and 9am that just won’t happen. It seems like it would be better to go down [...]
ACT Policing is investigating a collision this morning (Thursday, 14 April) in Hume involving a semi-trailer.
Around 7.20am, police responded to reports that a semi-trailer had been travelling along the Monaro Highway when it veered across both lanes and the median strip, colliding with a number of power poles and vehicles before coming to a stop. [...]
In one 2km stretch of the Monaro Highway, I counted no fewer than three separate car accidents around 8-8:30am, with the traffic in absolute bedlam as a result. A three car pile up behind Richardson was followed by several Police vehicles and a car off the road at the Rose Cottage Roundabout. Finally more Police [...]
[First filed: Dec 08, 2010 @ 14:20
In what seems to be turning into a series Pris has spotted this intrepid daredevils on Sunday heading down the Monaro Highway.
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This in from the AFP:
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a serious collision on the Monaro Highway, Pialligo, this afternoon (Wednesday, December in which a 23-year-old male driver suffered critical injuries.
ACTPOL’s Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team is investigating the incident which occurred around 2.08pm.
Police believe the injured man had been driving a white [...]
Simon Corbell has announced the start of a road resealing program:
“A contract to the value of $6.2 million has been awarded to Downer EDI Works for this work which will involve the resealing of national highways, arterial roads, rural roads, urban roads and municipal streets, totalling approximately 620,000 square metres of pavement.
“Road resealing in the [...]
1. Fatal free long weekend:
Canberra’s roads were fatality-free over the long weekend but ACT Policing apprehended 11 drink-drivers during the double-demerit Labour Day holiday period.
A total of 94 Traffic Infringement Notices (TINS) were issued over the same period, of which 31 were for speeding offences and 4 for failing to wear a seatbelt (one [...]
Does anyone know why traffic was virtually stationary on the Monaro Highway (northbound) this morning around 8.15 am?
I saw no evidence of a cause.
I was on my way home from the city today, and I headed down the Monaro Highway like I always do. About halfway down the highway just before the Gaol, the traffic came to a sudden halt and then resumed at a crawl. i wondered to myself what was making the traffic slow down so [...]