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Barry Drive Bus lane returns

By johnboy - 20 December 2012 5

Territory and Municipal Services informs us that the long agony of Barry Drive might finally be coming to an end:

The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users that the bus lane along Barry Drive will be reinstated for bus traffic only from 11 am tomorrow, Thursday 20 December 2012.

The upgrade works at the intersection of Barry Drive and Clunies Ross Street are complete and the city bound right turning lane into Clunies Ross Street has reopened. Due to the completion of these works the Barry Drive city bound bus lane will no longer be available to motorists.

Electronic variable messaging boards have been installed to alert motorists to the changes.

Works will continue early next year on completing the remainder of the Belconnen to Civic Transitway project.

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5 Responses to
Barry Drive Bus lane returns
ML-585 2:50 pm 10 Jan 13

JC said :

The new layout like most things appears half done. Two things strike me. First where the buses turn right off Barry Drive from the left lane. Good idea in theory BUT it looks like the holding area is only long enough for 1 bendy bus or 1.5 normal buses, meaning of course if there are 2 or more buses they will be clogging up the left hand lane.

The left hand lane will be a BUS LANE, so it won’t matter if it’s clogged up because all buses in that lane will have to turn right at Kingsley St anyway.

Possibly the traffic lights will be sequenced to give buses priority, so that there won’t be any / much waiting involved anyway.

JC 8:20 pm 20 Dec 12

The new layout like most things appears half done. Two things strike me. First where the buses turn right off Barry Drive from the left lane. Good idea in theory BUT it looks like the holding area is only long enough for 1 bendy bus or 1.5 normal buses, meaning of course if there are 2 or more buses they will be clogging up the left hand lane.

Secondly turning left out of Clunies Ross Street if you look at the line markings it would see as if traffic can turn into the bus lane, and when you consider why there is a bus lane there is makes sense. However as noticed this afternoon traffic was just sitting there waiting to enter the middle lane. Again for little extra cost the turning traffic could have been given their own lane, which merges with the bus lane and have the merge with the other traffic further up. Or done what they did on the city bound side and have 3 lanes all the way. In fact 3 going up the hill would have been better anyway.

Aeek 3:30 pm 20 Dec 12

Keijidosha said :

human frogger

Frog –> Frogger,, so Human –> Humanner; lacks a certain something.

Keijidosha 2:09 pm 20 Dec 12

The issue that confounds me about this project is why Bouldrewood and Froggat Streets weren’t reconfigured as part of the works. There was a perfect opportunity to connect Froggat Street to Clunies Ross Street and close off the awkward and non-signaled intersection of Bouldrewood Street and Barry Drive.

The added benefit of this arrangement would be that a fence could be erected along the median strip of Barry Drive to prevent the daily herds of ANU students from playing human frogger. It will only be a matter of time before someone gets mowed down.

Holden Caulfield 1:52 pm 20 Dec 12

Hmm, still just the single lane from McCaughey Street onwards towards the city when I drove through there 30 mins ago.

Graffiti already adorns the new pedestrian bridge over Sullivans Creek too, haha.

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