Broken promise from Chief Minister.

richiedt 27 April 2012 14

In discussions on twitter either the Chief Minister earlier this year she indicated that landscaping work on the GDE would take place outside of peak hours after I indicated to her that I was concerned that Canberrans would again be subject to delays on the GDE so soon after work has been completed on the dual carriage ways.

This undertaking looks as though it will be broken as Canberra drivers will be subject to 40 klm speed limits during peak hours till August this year while the landscaping is completed.

I think Canberrans should be furious at having to cop slow speed limits on ta he GDE again, especially just for a bit of friggin roadside


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Thumper Thumper 9:42 pm 01 May 12

Wraith said :

screaming banshee said :

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

#northsiderproblems

Yeah well Tuggeranong parkway rumored to become ACT’s first toll road

You bastard!!! Evil bastard, but brilliant none the less

Noooooooooooooooo…… You utter, utter bastard!

snoopydoc snoopydoc 8:19 pm 01 May 12

Ride a bike to / from work and channel that frustration into seeing if you can, in fact, get up to > 40kph under your own steam. 😉

Wraith Wraith 12:11 pm 29 Apr 12

screaming banshee said :

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

#northsiderproblems

Yeah well Tuggeranong parkway rumored to become ACT’s first toll road

You bastard!!! Evil bastard, but brilliant none the less

screaming banshee screaming banshee 11:33 am 29 Apr 12

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

#northsiderproblems

Yeah well Tuggeranong parkway rumored to become ACT’s first toll road

Woody Mann-Caruso Woody Mann-Caruso 10:45 am 29 Apr 12

#northsiderproblems

aussielyn aussielyn 10:43 pm 28 Apr 12

I think it is great that TAMS is responding to a RiotACT post. It just shows that RiotACT is a relevant media outlet that is monitored by the ACT Govt. This just goes to show that the RiotACT is gaining respect as a very relevant communication device.
Flamers should not expect to be responded to as there are so many negative comments to civil servants just doing their jobs within guidelines. Legitimate problems may be responded to if deemed fit.
The relevance of the Canberra Times letters column will now be usurped by the RiotACT as we have replies by civil servants. Good on you RiotACT and TAMS Comms you are all doing the citizens a good service. Who wants to write a letter to the Canberra Times when you cannot read it on-line!

LSWCHP LSWCHP 8:37 pm 28 Apr 12

dvaey said :

LSWCHP said :

Strewtharama…TAMS are posting on RiotACT!!! On the weekend!!!

TAMSMediaRoom has been posting under that username on RA for many months now. Great to see an official voice here.

Mea Culpa. Due to illness, work and travel both domestic and foreign I’ve not been rioting as diligently as I should over the last few months, so this is the first time I’ve run across this sorcery.

I look forward to more of it.

Micky_P Micky_P 8:28 pm 28 Apr 12

“The ACT Govt. built me an amazing road and now they’re trying to make it look pretty? HOW DARE THEY.”

If this is such an inconvenience for you – may I suggest you drive the route to work you used to drive before the GDE.

dvaey dvaey 6:51 pm 28 Apr 12

LSWCHP said :

Strewtharama…TAMS are posting on RiotACT!!! On the weekend!!!

TAMSMediaRoom has been posting under that username on RA for many months now. Great to see an official voice here.

LSWCHP LSWCHP 6:12 pm 28 Apr 12

Strewtharama…TAMS are posting on RiotACT!!! On the weekend!!!

Does this mean we’ll also soon be getting the official line on (for example from recent times) having sex with aliens, donnybrooks in Quangers, and the religious views of Richard Dawkins?

Next thing you know Katy G will be here having a flamefest with Mr Gillespie.

housebound housebound 4:39 pm 28 Apr 12

TAMSMediaRoom said :

The landscaping works which are part of the Gungahlin Drive Extension Project will not be undertaken on the main northbound and southbound lanes of the Gungahlin Drive Extension. There will be no reduction in speed zones on traffic traveling in these lanes.

The construction work is progressing on the loop roads of the Glenloch Interchange that feed onto and travel off the GDE.

The current landscaping works will be undertaken outside of peak times, however a 60 kmh speed limit will be in place for the duration of these works that are concentrated on the vicinity of Glenloch Interchange. A speed reduction to 40 kmh will be enforced while construction workers are on-site to help ensure their safety. There will be no works carried out during peak hours.

That’s actually less reassuring than you think for anyone who has to use those roads. We don;t quite believe you won’t be doing the work during peak ‘hour’.

wildturkeycanoe wildturkeycanoe 4:29 pm 28 Apr 12

What is peak times? The 40 limit is up on the westbound off-ramp from Parkes Way to Caswell Dr 24 hours a day at the present, workers or no workers. Pretty ridiculous to slow all the rest of the westbound traffic heading to Belco to 60 as well, then tell them all to speed up to 90 again at the bottom of the hill. Inefficient fuel usage when you just wasted all that run-off speed coming into the “construction zone”.

Very Busy Very Busy 1:16 pm 28 Apr 12

TAMSMediaRoom said :

A speed reduction to 40 kmh will be enforced while construction workers are on-site to help ensure their safety. There will be no works carried out during peak hours.

OK, well how about someone from TAMS who has a bit of a clue, make sure that the 40kmh signs AND END OF 40 LIMIT SIGNS, are correctly positioned when in use, and removed/covered when construction is not underway. The placement and management of roadworks signage in Canberra is a pathetic joke. Frankly, it is no wonder that roadworks speed limits are ignored by the vast majority of Canberra road users.

TAMSMediaRoom TAMSMediaRoom 10:42 am 28 Apr 12

The landscaping works which are part of the Gungahlin Drive Extension Project will not be undertaken on the main northbound and southbound lanes of the Gungahlin Drive Extension. There will be no reduction in speed zones on traffic traveling in these lanes.

The construction work is progressing on the loop roads of the Glenloch Interchange that feed onto and travel off the GDE.

The current landscaping works will be undertaken outside of peak times, however a 60 kmh speed limit will be in place for the duration of these works that are concentrated on the vicinity of Glenloch Interchange. A speed reduction to 40 kmh will be enforced while construction workers are on-site to help ensure their safety. There will be no works carried out during peak hours.

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