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Encyclopedic run down of Gungahlin signage woes

By johnboy - 15 April 2011 11

Nanzan has sent in a most comprehensive list of signs in Gungahlin he’d like changes to.

Strap yourselves in, here we go:


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Horse Park Drive and Arrabri Street, Casey: says “road closed” but both roads, left and straight ahead, have been open for months.

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Horse Park Drive and Arrabri Street, Casey: Horse Park Drive exit sign has been plonked down behind “exit closed sign”; old sign obscures new sign, and the exit has been open now for months.

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This time they got the street name wrong! Right hand street is actually Overall Avenue, not Arrabri Street; Overall Avenue is of course named after Canberra pioneer and doyen of the National Capital Development Commission, Sir John Overall, who must be turning in his grave. His son is mayor of Queanbeyan.

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This one shows the entrance to the Nicholls District Playing Fields, although it is, as the sign says, actually no through road – there is no access to the playing fields at this intersection; the actual entrance to the playing fields is the next intersection along, where, of course, there is no indication that the entrance to the playing fields is there!

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Intersection of Overall Avenue and Horse Park Drive, Casey: sign, on Overall Avenue, says “no through road”, but the road is actually a through road, and Overall Avenue is of course the new arterial road that traverses Casey, and has been open for many months now.

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Gungahlin Drive and Horse Park Drive intersection in Nicholls/Casey: road on right is actually Clarrie Hermes Drive, not Gungahlin Drive.

Raises the question who, in the ACT Government, is responsible for supervising the contractors making and erecting these signs, at our expense?


Here endeth Nanzan’s rant.

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11 Responses to
Encyclopedic run down of Gungahlin signage woes
damien haas 10:10 pm 16 Apr 11

I think they should change the name of James Kirk Rd to Jame T Kirk rd, just because…

Gungahlin Al 1:01 pm 16 Apr 11

It seems they been giving sign ordering to the work experience kids lately.

There are plenty more to add. The following were lodged by Shane via the GCC Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/gungahlin

“Just noticed this new sign at corner of Sandford Street and Flemington Road in Mitchell. I find it very curious that the Government is now directing traffic to Federal Highway via Morisset Road. Morisset Road (actually in the suburb of Kenny) contains no line markings, has unformed shoulders, no kerbing, no lighting.”

“Why can’t TAMS spell Gungahlin’s street names correctly…BEFORE they spend rate payers’ money installing them?! One current example: THREE signs, at THREE intersections, within FIFTY metres of each other, all stuffed-up! That is, at Kate Crace Street and Efkarpidis Street, Kate Crace is spelt as Kate Grace; at Kate Crace Street and Th…e Valley Avenue, the word “street” has been left off; at Hinder Street and The Valley Avenue, instead of Avenue it says “Way”!!! Don’t street signs have to meet quality controls? Even if contractors are erecting these signs, doesn’t TAMS have to supervise and check the work?”

ML-585 12:01 am 16 Apr 11

nanzan said :

And the list (“rant” is a bit harsh) was not meant to be exhaustive…just indicative, and informative.

“Rant” was not intended to be offensive, just following the lead of Johnboy. (is this where I should use a 🙂 ? ) I have been meaning to get around to reporting the errant “AARBRI ST” sign, so here is as good a place as any.

Ryan said :

I noted a piece in one of those local ragazines that you get from shopping centres and coffee shops a few weeks back regarding the confusion over whether “The Valley” is an “Ave” or a “Way” – seems there were various signs for both.

The Valley Avenue was originally named The Valley Way (named after a former property in the region called “The Valley”). The name was changed, I suspect, to avoid confusion with Eastern Valley Way in Bruce/Belconnen. Unfortunately, not all of the signs got changed. Unlike Kosciuszko Avenue which, as far as I can tell, had every street sign changed when the spelling of the mountain was corrected several years ago.

dr phil 9:30 pm 15 Apr 11

I want to know what is with the broken lins and the dotted lines. does this mean you can’t go all the way around?

screaming banshee 8:43 pm 15 Apr 11

I’d like to take this opportunity to thanks the tens of thousands of people that now reside in the Gungahlin area, without you property wouldn’t be anywhere near as affordable across the rest of Canberra.

Waiting For Godot 8:03 pm 15 Apr 11

Ryan said :

I noted a piece in one of those local ragazines that you get from shopping centres and coffee shops a few weeks back regarding the confusion over whether “The Valley” is an “Ave” or a “Way” – seems there were various signs for both.

It would be cool if it was The Valley Road as in the 1987 hit by Bruce Hornsby and the Range 🙂

grunge_hippy 6:30 pm 15 Apr 11

and yet another reason to add to the list of “gungahlin blows”

Ryan 6:14 pm 15 Apr 11

I noted a piece in one of those local ragazines that you get from shopping centres and coffee shops a few weeks back regarding the confusion over whether “The Valley” is an “Ave” or a “Way” – seems there were various signs for both.

nanzan 3:48 pm 15 Apr 11

ML-585 said :

As much as I enjoy a good “this street sign is wrong” rant, it helps if the ranter gets the street names correct him/herself. The road on the other side of Arrabri St is not Overall Ave (that is further south – where the No Through Road sign is, it joins up with Newlop St), it is Yeend Ave.

And the ranter missed the sign at the Arrabri/Jabanungga roundabout which spells Arrabri St as “AARABRI ST”.

Thank you…and thank you. Yes, I was in a bit of a rush when I posted this information in yesterday…bit like the people who ordered, checked, erected and these checked (again) these signs! And the list (“rant” is a bit harsh) was not meant to be exhaustive…just indicative, and informative.

ML-585 3:28 pm 15 Apr 11

As much as I enjoy a good “this street sign is wrong” rant, it helps if the ranter gets the street names correct him/herself. The road on the other side of Arrabri St is not Overall Ave (that is further south – where the No Through Road sign is, it joins up with Newlop St), it is Yeend Ave.

And the ranter missed the sign at the Arrabri/Jabanungga roundabout which spells Arrabri St as “AARABRI ST”.

Gerry-Built 3:00 pm 15 Apr 11

if nobody points them out… nothing gets done… don’t be too harsh… all valid points…

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