Expect delays on Tuggeranong Parkway as crews upgrade road barriers

Ian Bushnell 23 March 2021 80
Tuggeranong Parkway

The Tuggeranong Parkway will be down to one lane at times in either direction. Photo: File.

Motorists using the Tuggeranong Parkway can expect delays over the next couple of months with work starting on Wednesday (24 March) to upgrade road barriers.

Transport Canberra and City Services says the work will require lanes to be closed to allow crews to carry out the work, from the Glenloch Interchange through to Sulwood Drive, Kambah.

Both directions will be affected and speed limits will be reduced to ensure the safety of workers and motorists.

One lane will remain open in each direction at all times to allow traffic to travel through and the work will be done outside of peak hours, from 9:30 am to 4 pm.

The upgrades are due to be completed by 18 May.

The Tuggeranong Parkway is one of Canberra’s busiest roads, and is often brought to a standstill by collisions in both directions, especially between the Glenloch Interchange and the Cotter Road ramps.

That particular stretch is set to be the ACT’s first smart road, with the installation of a variable speed limit system using traffic detection, CCTV and other technologies to determine and display speed limits appropriate for road and weather conditions and traffic volumes.

The government expects to sign a contract soon, with work underway from April to July followed by testing and commissioning.

The system should be operating by the end of the year.

Tuggeranong Parkway carries about 35,000 vehicles per day, with about 3,500 to 4,000 vehicles in peak hour traffic.


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80 Responses to Expect delays on Tuggeranong Parkway as crews upgrade road barriers
Ol L Ol L 8:00 am 21 May 21

What fool still thinks ‘ Canberra’s roads are gold plated compared to interstate’. We’ve effectively had a local council since 1989 along with its lack of commonwealth budget.

    Frustrated Frustrated 1:17 pm 22 May 21

    We have also seen a massive increase in the population of Canberra since 1989 too.

    The roads are far busier, and have gridlocks now during peak hour.

Brooke Penny Brooke Penny 3:29 pm 27 Mar 21

Damien Penny.... just to add more time to your trip!!

Adam Morgan Adam Morgan 10:22 am 25 Mar 21

Jess Lacey until May lol

Seb Kinghorne Seb Kinghorne 10:10 pm 24 Mar 21

Mitch Stevens could make the commute to training a bit difficult...

Monica Hunter Monica Hunter 10:08 pm 24 Mar 21

Diana definitely time to relocate closer to work! It will solve all of your problems 🤣

Henry Kivimaki Henry Kivimaki 9:42 pm 24 Mar 21

While you're at it..... add 2 more lanes to both sides !!

    Lisa Sharp Lisa Sharp 1:50 pm 25 Mar 21

    Henry Kivimaki than means there would be roadworks there till 2025 with how fast some duplication works happen

    Lisa Sharp Lisa Sharp 1:51 pm 25 Mar 21

    But seriously I would love to see more lanes on the Parkway

Cary Elliot Johnson Cary Elliot Johnson 8:45 pm 24 Mar 21

Add increased number of accidents too as I'm sure rubber necking will be a plenty for such a fascinating upgrade

Megan Hourigan Megan Hourigan 7:57 pm 24 Mar 21

Laura Cairns tomorrow come thru Cotter Road instead of parkway 😊

    Laura Cairns Laura Cairns 8:12 pm 24 Mar 21

    Megan Hourigan have you seen cotter road ? 😭😂

    Megan Hourigan Megan Hourigan 8:20 pm 24 Mar 21

    Laura I was just looking but couldn’t see if it’s closed.... maybe allow extra time instead 😂

    Jenna Cairns Jenna Cairns 10:13 pm 24 Mar 21

    Megan Hourigan Cottor road is going to be closed for days it’s completely under water

    Megan Hourigan Megan Hourigan 1:38 am 25 Mar 21

    Jenna Cairns makes sense 🤦‍♀️

bj_ACT bj_ACT 7:11 pm 24 Mar 21

I just wonder how you upgrade a solid cement barrier with a 10,000 year lifespan?

Maybe installing the latest Intel chip?

I’d be adding a transit lane for public transport and emergency vehicles to the Parkway or simplifying the Glenloch interchange as a higher priority.

Karen Pearson Karen Pearson 7:05 pm 24 Mar 21

Glad I don’t use it but it will impact other roads into the City or Woden

HiddenDragon HiddenDragon 6:44 pm 24 Mar 21

“Smart” speed cameras to go with the “smart” speed limit signs?

Sounds like an excellent revenue-raising opportunity for the ACT Government – but as the law and order astroturfers will be quick to point out, if you’re not do anything “wrong”, you’ve got nothing to worry about…..

Jennifer Elsey Jennifer Elsey 6:20 pm 24 Mar 21

Oh noooooooo Mel

Simone O'Neill Simone O'Neill 6:05 pm 24 Mar 21

Freya Dóiteáin Álainn - this was the sign I saw was about.

Merv Tetley Merv Tetley 5:34 pm 24 Mar 21

Why don’t they concentrate on improving the roads first, “ POT HOLES” , instead of bloody signs 🤬🤬

Mark Bowell Mark Bowell 3:14 pm 24 Mar 21

There are delays every second day on parkway

Jarrod McAneney Jarrod McAneney 3:11 pm 24 Mar 21

Can you upgrade the drivers or the competence to hold a licence

Chloe Sibley Chloe Sibley 2:38 pm 24 Mar 21

Aaron Fleming damn gonna have to go the longer way

Linda Stapleton Linda Stapleton 2:20 pm 24 Mar 21

If it has to be done then it has to be done... if it were left there would be complaints that it wasnt worked on... shrug I think it will be a case of damned if they do it and damned if they dont.

Alexander An Alexander An 12:47 pm 24 Mar 21

Hayley Hands Sebastian Mosey Antonio Sosa rip

Brandan Tindall Brandan Tindall 10:51 am 24 Mar 21

They say couple of months but it will be 2 years 😅😂

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