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Lanyon Valley Woes

By LanyonValley1 2 September 2009 27

The old Lanyon Valley connundrum persists.  Hopefully Minister Hargreaves can give the contractors building our bigger better Tharwa Drive a bit of a heave-ho.   6 months of road works… actually, I think the work started November 2008, is taking its toll on the community.   We have to leave for work/the school run about 40 minutes earlier than usual, because fellow Lanyon Valley residents have given up on using the constricted Tharwa Drive bomb site.  They rat run through Gordon… causing locals to face interminable delays getting out of the ‘burb.

At least our fellow Valley residents have learnt to be nice folks, and allow each other to merge nicely at T intersections and the like.   Minister Hargreaves assures me it will all be finished by September.

It’s September 2, John.

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LanyonValley1 8:06 am 23 Sep 09

Not finished.

LanyonValley1 8:14 pm 15 Sep 09

September 15 has passed, and the road is unfinished.

KB1971 12:51 pm 07 Sep 09

Bronto said :

goose said :

The whole thing is a joke.

I feel for you Goose 🙂

“It doesnt take a long neck to be a goose…….”

The other thing i missed on mentioning is that the Chrincicle mentioned that the road would be finished by the 15th which is only next Tuesday.

Its close, but not chat close me thinks.

Bronto 6:30 pm 06 Sep 09

goose said :

The whole thing is a joke.

I feel for you Goose 🙂

LanyonValley1 8:29 pm 04 Sep 09

Cameron said :

At least, unlike the GDE, after all the piss farting around we’ll have a dual carriageway.


Cameron 1:49 pm 04 Sep 09

At least, unlike the GDE, after all the piss farting around we’ll have a dual carriageway.

LanyonValley1 12:36 pm 04 Sep 09

Thanks for the comments. Variety of comments.

Minister Hargeaves remains committed to the Lanyon Valley, last time I looked, as member for Brindabella. Actively engaged in Lanyon valley affairs. Campaigned strongly as an advocate of our concerns. Is a member of the current Cabinet, and perhaps has the ear of the Chief Minister who does have responsibility for roads.

Now that insignificant trivia is out of the way…

John Hargreaves told me he’d called his department and they explained to him that there were drainage issues not identified early on in the project, which in fact lead to significant delays back in June. He also mentioned that the issue of folks running through the back streets of Gordon was well known, and that short of building new roundabouts (temporary) at the site of the new traffic bottlenecks, there was little that could be done.

I accept all that.

I guess its frustrating for all concerned.

And, will it fix the issues that we had, priot to the duplication?

Time will tell. Look at the GDE, particularly near Black Mtn.

And for what its worth, I had sympathy and a little empathy for my cousins in Gunghalin, trying to commute to Civic over a very lengthy time… even thought I don’t inhabit that region.

Empathy and sympathy for other people’s concerns is a good thing.

Jumping on the righteous, supercilious technicality bandwagon in relation to the minutae of government structures is not useful.

I am looking forward to my new road.


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