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Funds earmarked to complete Cotter Road duplication

By Michael Reid 12 May 2016 24

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The ACT government announced on Thursday it has earmarked funds from its 2016/17 budget to complete the Cotter Road duplication.

The budget will commit $28.9m to the project in 2016/17 and over the forward estimates, with the aim to complete the project in 2018/19.

The project has been part of the Government’s forward planning on transport infrastructure upgrades, having been designed and costed in previous budgets.

Some upgrades to the road have already been completed, including signalling at  the Lady Denman Drive and Cotter Road intersection.

The ACT government claims the upgrade will help service the thousands of new residents expected in the Molonglo Valley and Weston Creek over the coming decade and improve travel times for motorists, buses and cyclists.

Transport minister Meegan Fitzharris said: “Cotter Road is an important road connecting the growing Weston Creek and Molonglo Valley region to the rest of our beautiful city.

“The ACT government is committed to improving our transport network, no matter where you live. Whether this means improving the bus services, investing in new modes, or upgrading our roads and cycle paths.”

 


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Ezy 8:30 am 16 May 16

MarkE said :

rommeldog56 said :

Mordd said :

What will this duplication achieve except to get everyone to the bottleneck onto Adelaide Ave quicker?

True and unless I am mistaken it is already duplicated to the Tuggeranong Parkway which is the main north south arterial road in Canberra anyway.

With the addition of all the folks in Wright, Coombs and Molonglo trying to get to the City, this road will become even more of a blockade than it is now. They won’t bother to go the way of William Hovell Drive as it’d add more distance to the journey and is already gridlocked at peak hour. On top of that it is only single lane and you’d be turning right into a road without the aid of traffic lights. The appeal of living nearer to the City in this new location will be lost in the chaos of dumping extra traffic volume onto an already jam packed road.
There also doesn’t appear to be any [except one single early morning] services to the City from the new suburbs, without detouring all the way back to Cooleman Court. Guess the new residents are expected to drive to work along with everyone else.

… Or you could ride a bike to work?

wildturkeycanoe 8:39 pm 15 May 16

rommeldog56 said :

Mordd said :

What will this duplication achieve except to get everyone to the bottleneck onto Adelaide Ave quicker?

True and unless I am mistaken it is already duplicated to the Tuggeranong Parkway which is the main north south arterial road in Canberra anyway.

With the addition of all the folks in Wright, Coombs and Molonglo trying to get to the City, this road will become even more of a blockade than it is now. They won’t bother to go the way of William Hovell Drive as it’d add more distance to the journey and is already gridlocked at peak hour. On top of that it is only single lane and you’d be turning right into a road without the aid of traffic lights. The appeal of living nearer to the City in this new location will be lost in the chaos of dumping extra traffic volume onto an already jam packed road.
There also doesn’t appear to be any [except one single early morning] services to the City from the new suburbs, without detouring all the way back to Cooleman Court. Guess the new residents are expected to drive to work along with everyone else.

gooterz 2:20 pm 15 May 16

rommeldog56 said :

Mordd said :

What will this duplication achieve except to get everyone to the bottleneck onto Adelaide Ave quicker?

True and unless I am mistaken it is already duplicated to the Tuggeranong Parkway which is the main north south arterial road in Canberra anyway.

The issue is that they did 80%, it would seem they left the rest to make it an election promise and to look like they are doing more. Who knows if it was planned like that either way there is something Marjory wrong with doing all these half measures.

At least the feds chipped in for upgraded lighting on the Tuggeranong parkway. Its been done in quiet periods with minimal disruption to traffic and done quickly and all at the same time.

Compare that to other projects we have years of disruption.

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