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Traffic jam on Drakeford Drive Tuesday 21st July evening

By laughtong - 21 July 2009 32

I have not long got home after taking 45minutes to travel from Tuggeranong to Banks due to the huge traffic jam caused by the Tharwa Drive duplication roadworks. Not happy as this appeared to be caused by witches hats blocking off one lane of Drakeford Drive near the Johnson Drive roundabout. No obvious reason for the witches hats.

It appeared  that Drakeford Drive was backed up from Johnson Drive up as far as Erindale Drive. Queuing around the Isabella Drive intersection to exit Tuggeranong.

Any one else get stuck in this? Any further information? I am hoping we are not going to cop this every evening, on top of the morning traffic jam.  It is taking me 30 minutes to get to work in the mornings, leaving before 7:30am

What’s Your opinion?


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32 Responses to
Traffic jam on Drakeford Drive Tuesday 21st July evening
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TP 3000 9:00 pm
21 Jul 09
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I was stuck in a bus & it took the bus 30 minutes to leave Tuggeranong Interchange & to get to Covenant College.\

You may of noticed that part of the new southside lanes opened today, but for finish off work to be carried out on the intersection, southbound lanes on Drakeford Drive have to merge into one lane before the roundabout. So because it was a continuous flow from Drakeford Drive entering the roundabout, Johnson Drive traffic have a long wait for a gap to open up, so then Johnson Drive traffic builds up.

It looks like this may stay the case for at least the end of the week, bit hopefully things don’t stay like this until the road is competed in mid to late August (my guess). Probably best for Lanyon Drive traffic to use Monaro Highway/Tharwa Drive. With only traffic going from Woden/Tuggeranong to use Drakeford Drive.

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Mike Bessenger 9:28 pm
21 Jul 09
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Took about 15 minutes by bicycle, t’was bliss.

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mikal 9:38 pm
21 Jul 09
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Yeah, I was caught in this too. Ironically, the outer lane was going much faster despite it being the lane that ended because of the witches hats. This also blocked traffic trying to cross over Drakeford to continue down Woodcock.

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Anna Key 10:29 pm
21 Jul 09
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Maybe cut through Bonython instead?

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bubzie 10:37 pm
21 Jul 09
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gah, because of it, traffic was almost at a standhill on johnston drive, and even continuing to ashley drive tonight…

epic fail guys.. :(

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taninaus 7:30 am
22 Jul 09
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I was wondering what that was for – it was banked up much longer than usual – thanks to those who let me out at Noorooma to turn right nice to see some generosity. There were lots of Callwell folks rat running through Isabella tonight, I am sure that will continue.

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richardh9935 7:31 am
22 Jul 09
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….So you admit you don’t have enough coping strategies? You could:
Talk to the person next to you.
Turn on a radio.
Get out a pencil and paper, and draw something.
Plan dinner.
Plan dinner out.
Look at the scenery.
Count the cars around you.
Categorise them by colour and make.
Count the people around you.
And you can do even more on a bus.
Categorise them by colour and make…..

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Wraith 8:47 am
22 Jul 09
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I love my motorbike in situations like these.

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djk 9:21 am
22 Jul 09
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was especially good when i got to the end of the left lane, and the P-plated Commodore in the right lane decided i was not merging in front of him, so he sat on the bumper of the car in front and revved his engine.

ahh the lane was ending knob-jockey, i wasnt trying to push in in front of you.

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VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 9:39 am
22 Jul 09
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There was a traffic jam. It cleared.

The life continued.

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Mike Bessenger 10:06 am
22 Jul 09
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richardh9935 said :

….So you admit you don’t have enough coping strategies?

You could:
Talk to the person next to you.

It’s canberra buddy, only one person per car thankyou.

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n2kaja 10:12 am
22 Jul 09
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Aw the joys of being Australian.
When I was living in America it was like that on a good day. =)
You find things to do while sitting in traffic.
However it’s amazing
just how long it takes to fix a km or two of road. I think there are like
two guys working on it this whole last year. Maybe they could Step it up
a little.

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n2kaja 10:14 am
22 Jul 09
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Oh and lol @ Mike Bessenger! Well said!

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Wraith 10:47 am
22 Jul 09
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richardh9935 said :

….So you admit you don’t have enough coping strategies?

You could:
Talk to the person next to you.
Turn on a radio.
Get out a pencil and paper, and draw something.
Plan dinner.
Plan dinner out.
Look at the scenery.
Count the cars around you.
Categorise them by colour and make.
Count the people around you.
And you can do even more on a bus.
Categorise them by colour and make…..

Don’t some Canberra drivers do this anyway, when traffic is moving normally??

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Bam Bam 10:51 am
22 Jul 09
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There was a traffic jam. It cleared.

The life continued.

…yeah but it looks like this will happen every day for months given that roundabout is about to be overhauled.

“sigh”

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