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GDE Duplication

By lemaChet 18 June 2008 49

I beleive I heard on the news the other day (wasn’t paying complete attention, but belive it was WIN) something about a decision being made to duplicate the GDE (IE, make it two lanes)

I haven’t been able to find correlating news links yet, but i’m surprised it hasn’t popped up here yet.

This raises a number of points.
Obviously, it’s been deemed necessary. I could have told you that before they even started building the roads.
Why wasn’t it just built two lanes initially ?
How much extra is it going to cost us for this to happen, and how much more will it cost than if it was done initially.
How much further delay is it going to cause the poor buggers using it.
How many more artworks does this mean we need ?

What’s Your opinion?


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peterh 4:57 pm 24 Jun 08

miz said :

I bet Aranda folks are thrilled they have to go around a hairpin bend to get to their suburb! I couldn’t believe it when I had to drop someone off there recently. Did they forget about access to Aranda, then suddenly remember as an afterthought?

it could have been payback for the protesting that the reseidents of aranda did….

aronde 7:51 am 23 Jun 08

Check out the spin on this page. The last sentence especially is a crack up!

http://www.tams.act.gov.au/move/gungahlin_drive_extension

miz 11:39 am 22 Jun 08

I bet Aranda folks are thrilled they have to go around a hairpin bend to get to their suburb! I couldn’t believe it when I had to drop someone off there recently. Did they forget about access to Aranda, then suddenly remember as an afterthought?

minime2 4:08 am 22 Jun 08

Remeber Nohope’s people taking away parking in the city to “make” people use the buses? Do you think they are using the same plan by building a pissant road that will frustrate and “make” us catch a ‘going their way bus’?

Interesting activity on GDE lately include motorcycles coming up onto it southbound from Kaleen’s Ellensborough Street; being undertaken by cars and bikes just as I reach the Ginnendera exit or the Ginnendera on-ramp [and I’m not exactly crawling here folks!]; sitting behind cars doing 70km/h [usually “lost” with NSW plates]; and the nice folk who let me in on the up ramp north-bound from Belconnen way 🙂 I have said before, it is the only road surface in ACT that makes my car vibrate. And anyone know if Nohope owns all those concrete separation barriers, or are they rented?

Gungahlin Al 9:05 am 20 Jun 08

Gungahlin Drive was jogging pace southbound from the Barton Hwy onwards this morning.
I really hope Messrs Stanhope and Hargreaves feel good about their $150M investment…
What a joke.

lemaChet 1:53 pm 19 Jun 08

mouthface: wasn’t about things being tough. It was about saying that it IS possible to do what people say it isn’t.

I suffered very little for the way things were done, in fact i’m probably more self-reliant than the people i know whose parents drove them everywhere.

peterh 1:51 pm 19 Jun 08

Gungahlin Al said :

Unicorns? Spoilt rotten you were…

When I were lad…we had to walk to dairy at bottom of mountain, milk 4 cows by hand, haul bucket of milk back to home at top of mountain, feed chooks and collect eggs (all in the dark), then leave home at 7am on treddlies to ride for half hour to bus stop by 7.30, then had one hour 10 minutes on bus to school. All in reverse in art-noon, except being at beginning of bus route meant trip home were *only* 40 minutes. Back of whoop whoop?? Nay laddie – just 20 minutes from Noosa Heads.

And home were cardboard box. Looxury…

Cardboard box? Looxury. we lived in hole in ground.

Thumper said :

I would walk to school from charnwood top shop to charnwood high

That’s a little more than a kilometre. Hardly a long way 😉

yes, but the charnwood top shop to copland college was a bit more fun to do.

I was allowed to ride my pushie to holt oval for hockey practise (Go United!) though, as long as I didn’t fall off. (didn’t spend much time on the damn thing)

ah, the memories…

Gungahlin Al 12:50 pm 19 Jun 08

Unicorns? Spoilt rotten you were…

When I were lad…we had to walk to dairy at bottom of mountain, milk 4 cows by hand, haul bucket of milk back to home at top of mountain, feed chooks and collect eggs (all in the dark), then leave home at 7am on treddlies to ride for half hour to bus stop by 7.30, then had one hour 10 minutes on bus to school. All in reverse in art-noon, except being at beginning of bus route meant trip home were *only* 40 minutes. Back of whoop whoop?? Nay laddie – just 20 minutes from Noosa Heads.

And home were cardboard box. Looxury…

Thumper 12:35 pm 19 Jun 08

I would walk to school from charnwood top shop to charnwood high

That’s a little more than a kilometre. Hardly a long way 😉

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