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Canberra gets some road pork!

By johnboy - 31 July 2013 30

Member for Canberra Gai Brodtman and Minister for Transport Anthony Albanese have announced money for local road black spots:

Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Anthony Albanese and Member for Canberra Gai Brodtmann today announced the Rudd Labor Government will provide $596,500 to fix six dangerous black spots on local roads.

The six black spots and the proposed treatments are:

Melrose Drive and Corinna Street at Phillip: $230,000 to implement minor intersection improvements, install safer light columns and reduce the speed limit on Melrose Drive from 70kph to 60kph;

Carruthers Street and Yarra Glen off-ramps (west) at Curtin: $180,000 to improve the operation of traffic signals and upgrade barriers;

Yamba Drive and Julia Flynn Crescent (north) at Isaacs: $95,000 to improve channelisation in the median and install new kerbing;

Jerrabomberra Avenue, Captain Cook Crescent and Sturt Avenue at Narrabundah: $45,000 to reduce Jerrabomberra Avenue (northbound) to one lane;

Drakeford Drive and Barr-Smith Avenue at Bonython: $26,000 to improve minor deficiencies such as signage, linemarking and vegetation clearance; and

Drakeford Drive and Noorooma Street at Isabella Plains: $20,500 to improve minor deficiencies such as signage, linemarking and vegetation clearance.

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30 Responses to
Canberra gets some road pork!
dungfungus 9:43 am 01 Aug 13

johnboy said :

mezza76 said :

The Black Spots program is based on eligibility- so not an example of ‘pork’.
http://www.nationbuildingprogram.gov.au/funding/blackspots/eligibility_of_sites.aspx

Yes sure, this highly unusual announcement weeks before an election is normal process.

And I’ve got a bridge to sell you.

And the sites are all in her electorate. When is Andrew Leigh making his announcement?

Reprobate 9:16 am 01 Aug 13

AAAARGH for the love of god people, since we went metric in 1974 speed is expressed as km/h NOT kph!

Thumper 8:25 am 01 Aug 13

Road pork… hehehe

magiccar9 8:21 am 01 Aug 13

Reduce the speed on Melrose Drive from 70 to 60? What kind of narrow minded numpty came up with this idea? As it stands this section of Melrose is a doddle along anyway. If anything it should be 80. The only time I see people doing 70 is on pension pay day. Seriously though, this intersection is only a “black spot” because they have gone and stuck a “Form One Lane” right as you approach the intersection, then they have the stupid lane on the right that is a turning lane for the next intersection at Hindmarsh. If they actually put in a normal, uncomplicated intersection to begin with they wouldn’t have these issues.

magiccar9 8:15 am 01 Aug 13

yoyo23 said :

While they continue to black tar they will always have black spots. Paint the roads white and all will be fixed. Even climate change will be fixed, just imagine how much heat will be reflected back into space!

Dude! I love your thinking.

yoyo23 7:40 am 01 Aug 13

While they continue to black tar they will always have black spots. Paint the roads white and all will be fixed. Even climate change will be fixed, just imagine how much heat will be reflected back into space!

JC 7:35 am 01 Aug 13

arescarti42 said :

I’m confused.

Why are they paying money to reduce the number of lanes on Jerrabomberra Avenue?

To increase safety. Though do note they are NOT reducing the lanes on the whole road just at this intersection.

My bet is what they will do is make Jerrabomberra Ave left lane past the college left turn only, one lane through the intersection onto Sturt St and then give Captain Cook Ave turning left onto Sturt St the left lane. They have already done something similar at the same intersection but going the other way.

Postalgeek 1:00 am 01 Aug 13

bundah said :

There is absolutely no need to reduce Jerrabomberra Ave(northbound) to one lane FFS!!

No doubt it is related to the lights and having schools either side. That intersection, with three lanes directly outside the school and pedestrian lights right where people are turning across two lanes of traffic onto Jerrabomberra, is rife with hazards.
It’ll be a pain for drivers, but I doubt drivers are the people in the minds of those seeking to make these changes.

bundah 11:20 pm 31 Jul 13

There is absolutely no need to reduce Jerrabomberra Ave(northbound) to one lane FFS!!

mezza76 10:32 pm 31 Jul 13

johnboy said :

mezza76 said :

The Black Spots program is based on eligibility- so not an example of ‘pork’.
http://www.nationbuildingprogram.gov.au/funding/blackspots/eligibility_of_sites.aspx

Yes sure, this highly unusual announcement weeks before an election is normal process.

And I’ve got a bridge to sell you.

I didn’t say the announcement wasn’t well timed – just that the program isn’t pork. There’s a big difference between discretionary v eligibility programs… I’d explain it to you – but I’d need PowerPoint, a whiteboard and maybe some stick figures.

arescarti42 10:23 pm 31 Jul 13

I’m confused.

Why are they paying money to reduce the number of lanes on Jerrabomberra Avenue?

johnboy 9:39 pm 31 Jul 13

mezza76 said :

The Black Spots program is based on eligibility- so not an example of ‘pork’.
http://www.nationbuildingprogram.gov.au/funding/blackspots/eligibility_of_sites.aspx

Yes sure, this highly unusual announcement weeks before an election is normal process.

And I’ve got a bridge to sell you.

Doc Dogg 9:28 pm 31 Jul 13

I’d be happy if someone would just sweep all the gravel off Stretton Crescent in Latham so I don’t go sliding on my bike.

gooterz 9:14 pm 31 Jul 13

So the feds are chipping in for the neglected south?

mezza76 8:58 pm 31 Jul 13

The Black Spots program is based on eligibility- so not an example of ‘pork’.
http://www.nationbuildingprogram.gov.au/funding/blackspots/eligibility_of_sites.aspx

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