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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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Antagonist 8:04 am 02 Aug 13

Primal said :

Being local to the area, I know those two intersection on Drakeford can be prang-magnets… but I really don’t see how any of those three treatments will achieve anything. I’m not even sure there is any vegetation at the Noorooma intersection! Certainly none that has ever blocked my view.

Ditto the Noorooma / Drakeford / Barr-Smith intersections. A total of $50k allocated for a problem that does not exist. I will have tomato sauce on my bacon sandwich, thanks.

magiccar9 8:04 am 02 Aug 13

dtc said :

Can I make a complaint about how much all these road users are costing us and why dont they just buy a bike?

Because some of us want to get to our destination in a reasonable amount of time, and not burden the public with the sight of lycra clad, unfit ‘wanna-be’ cyclists.

dtc 9:57 pm 01 Aug 13

Can I make a complaint about how much all these road users are costing us and why dont they just buy a bike?

Masquara 7:25 pm 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.

Pork indeed – and focused on the less left-leaning, more southern burbs.

rosscoact 6:10 pm 01 Aug 13

poetix said :

I rasherly assumed this was about a roadside bacon vendor.

But then there would be a review, a photo, and about ten million comments.

with apologies to SCT and poetix

In Canberra did RiotAct
A stately pleasure-dome decree :
Where roadside bacon vendors, ran
Through blackspots measureless to man
Down to public art of the bourgeoisie

wrigbe 6:08 pm 01 Aug 13

poetix said :

I rasherly assumed this was about a roadside bacon vendor.

But then there would be a review, a photo, and about ten million comments.

Please please – much more interesting than pollies trying to win elections with roads. Can someone do this? Imagine the spluttering of fatted critics.

milkman 6:03 pm 01 Aug 13

I read the headline and thought we were getting more makred police presence on our roads.

poetix 5:43 pm 01 Aug 13

I rasherly assumed this was about a roadside bacon vendor.

But then there would be a review, a photo, and about ten million comments.

astrojax 4:38 pm 01 Aug 13

smiling politely said :

astrojax said :

this list just proves southsiders can’t drive… 🙂

[cough, *splutter*] why you, now see here, I just, I mean, well [clears throat]

Oh, it’s a fair point I s’pose. “I, for one, welcome our new perfectly-competent-at-driving northside overlords”.

one is so glad to be acknowledged… now, carry on.

bundah 3:09 pm 01 Aug 13

Thumper said :

Road pork… hehehe

Yeah that’s a barrelling good laugh!

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