His Chiefliness (Long May He Reign) has declared an end to the road works blighting Civic these past months:
Two of Canberra’s busiest roads, Northbourne Avenue and London Circuit, have undergone major safety improvements and maintenance with $7.6 million road works now complete, Chief Minister and Minister for Transport, Jon Stanhope, said today.
“Almost 43,000sqm of road have been resurfaced,” Mr Stanhope said. “Footpaths and on-road cycle paths have been upgraded and new on-road cycle paths have been constructed on sections of London Circuit.
“This work represents a significant investment in the safety and maintenance of these busy roads. Around 60,000 vehicles use Northbourne Avenue each day, while 20,000 vehicles use London Circuit.”
Mr Stanhope said the Government fast-tracked the works to minimise the disruption to road users.
Works were scheduled overnight and on weekends and lane closures were kept to off-peak times.
One is sure cycle paths on “sections” of London Circuit will be immensely appreciated.