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Change to speed limit on Monaro Hwy

By Madam Cholet 6 September 2012 27

Going southbound on the Monaro today I noted that the speed limit as you come off of the bridge over the Molonglo that the speed limit now goes from 60 to 90, and not 80.

I also noticed that going through the newly opened southbound section of the highway across Fyshwick, that the speed limit varies wildly from 60 (based on the roadwork signs), to 90, courtesy of a newly placed sign, and then back to 60 until you reach the 100 sign just beyond the Hindmarsh Drive exit.

It’s bad enough that every road I have to drive on, (Monaro, Majura, Edinburgh ave, Marcus Clarke and probably more), seems to have roadworks and that driving round Canberra is getting to be much like Sydney, but they could at least remove roadworks signs when the road is clearly FINISHED, at least in one direction.

Wondering why though that this section of the Monaro is all of a sudden deemed worth of 90k’s now?

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milkman 6:27 pm 10 Sep 12

milkman said :

This MUST be just about finished by now. Drove through there today and almost everything done, but still still a bunch of yellow-vests propping up shovels and one lane closed.

IT’S OPEN!!

Oh sweet day, my commute took almost 15 mins less than normal this morning, Traffic cruised through at 90-100km/h (despite the 60km/h speed limit).

No more long lines of traffic waiting for the stupid roadwork!

dph 2:50 pm 07 Sep 12

So knowing the way most Canberrans drive, they’ll travel from 50km & then accelerate to 70km?

switch 1:36 pm 07 Sep 12

evanh said :

What annoys me is that William Hovel Dr is now 80 (recently used to be 90)

They just swapped all the signs with the ones on the GDE.

evanh 12:51 pm 07 Sep 12

What annoys me is that William Hovel Dr is now 80 (recently used to be 90) apparently because some government chump decided that roads with traffic lights should only be 80. Of course, everyone one drives it at 100 anyway. Civil disobedience is healthy.

Madam Cholet 12:42 pm 07 Sep 12

Pitchka said :

FFS, Canberran’s whinging about haviong to wait an extra 5-10 minutes in peak hour to get to work..

Are you all in that much of a farken hurry to get to work…

Try 45 minutes Northbound on the Monaro recently. The first day it turned to sh*t on that stretch a few weeks ago it took me 30 minutes extra to get my son to his swimming lesson – and that was around 9am!

And….if we get to work on time, we leave on time – very important when you have kids to pick up. And it does help not to have to get said kiddlies up and at ’em that much earlier to navigate the roadworks.

Erg0 12:18 pm 07 Sep 12

Pitchka said :

FFS, Canberran’s whinging about haviong to wait an extra 5-10 minutes in peak hour to get to work..

Are you all in that much of a farken hurry to get to work…

No, we just want to leave home 5-10 minutes later.

Primal 11:42 am 07 Sep 12

If I saw right this morning, the speed signs on the Monaro on-ramp northbound from Hindmarsh have been changed from 80 to 90 but the signs on the northbound Monaro itself just after Hindmarsh are still showing 80.

That is not what I call good organisation of the changeover.

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