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Cages go up on the Kent Street bridge

By johnboy 10 August 2011 25

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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.

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carnardly 1:04 pm 06 Oct 11

they’ve been there for at least the last couple of weeks. They’re not just new.

Erg0 12:37 pm 06 Oct 11

Ah, ok. Depends how long they’ve been there, I’ve been avoiding Kent St itself since the end of last week due to the ramp closure. It’s also possible that they just faded into the general milieu of roadworks signs on my morning commute. Either way, that answers my question so thanks for the info.

carnardly 11:44 am 06 Oct 11

no – normal signs bunged in on star pickets – between the hopetoun circuit on ramp and the kent street off ramp southbound, and before the bridge northbound (in the vicinity of the north end of the horse paddock).

Henry82 11:28 am 06 Oct 11

Erg0 was probably focusing on the road, i like that.

Erg0 11:23 am 06 Oct 11

carnardly said :

there are signs on both the northbound and southbound sides of Kent Street advising of stormwater drain work.

Maybe you missed them.

Do you mean the electronic signs? They’ve been there for a couple of weeks, advising that roadwork would be occuring from the 1st to the 16th, but I didn’t notice anything specific about stormwater drains. Perhaps they’ve updated the text since I last read them.

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