TAMS have sad news that as part of the program to protect the community from its own worst elements the caging of the Kent Street bridge over Adelaide Avenue has begun.
“The ACT Government has invested $3.6 million to install the screens at high-risk locations across the ACT aiming to eliminate the risk of serious injury to motorists and pedestrians,” Tony Gill, Director of Roads ACT, announced today.
“In conjunction with Kent Street, safety screens will also be installed on the Chandler Street, Belconnen bridge in the coming months.
“The provision of a screen at the Kent Street overpass was identified after an assessment of high risk locations across the ACT and forms part of a rolling program of installing screens in recent years.
“With Adelaide Avenue carrying more than 40,000 vehicles per day, the Kent Street bridge has been identified as a priority site where there is a need to more closely manage public risk.”
Mr Gill said installation of the bridge safety screens will be undertaken over the next 12 weeks and have been designed to meet road transport safety, traffic operation and urban design objectives.
“Screens have already been installed on pedestrian bridges over Erindale Drive, Ginninderra Drive, Belconnen Way, Yamba Drive and Isabella Drive as well as vehicle bridges crossing Carruthers Street and Cotter Road.
“Temporary traffic management is in place on Kent Street and Adelaide Avenue and will not affect traffic during peak times to minimise inconvenience to drivers and pedestrians.