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GDE opening now

By Gungahlin Al - 30 September 2011 75

One of our @gungahlincc tweeps (Mel from Curves Gungahlin) has reported that both northbound lanes of the GDE are open and they are in the process of opening both southbound lanes right now. Slick trip home tonight for you all!

And next week people will be able to try out using Gungahlin Drive (yes can we please drop the whole GDE thing now?) to get to Civic instead of battling Northbourne Avenue…

[ED – It will always be an extension to me]

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GDE opening now
Alien Fiend 7:53 pm 30 Sep 11

The road has been designed for a “posted speed limit” of 90 km/h.

See: http://www.gde.act.gov.au/design__and__construction

However, the recent (and painfully slow) speed limit of 60 km/h seems to mean that we can all go 80 kp/h. So whether it is 80 or 90 kp/h, doesn’t really matter – most folk (especially those fluro-clad in utes with fog lights ablaze) will go somewhere between 110 and 130 km/h, as they do on the TP (no E required), except of course for the mandatory brake-fest before the cameras come into range.

As for me, I shall obey the rules in my mighty buzz box and still arrive relaxed at my workplace within a minute or so of the frenzied fluros.

But I must say it’s nice to finally have a decent road, and even better that I am still alive to use it.

JC 6:31 pm 30 Sep 11

Went through at about 4pm and still has a 60km/h on the open bit with a cop car out and about who had one pulled over. I guess they will keep it 60 until Tuesday so as to make some extra money to cover the overtime and penalty rates during the long weekend.

OverLord 5:49 pm 30 Sep 11

Both lanes open, sweet times.

Yeah 60km/h signs are still up, but Canberrans being Canberrans, people were flying past me doing 90-100.

Gungahlin Al 5:49 pm 30 Sep 11

Here’s the official word from @tamsmediaroom: “GDE nearing completion: traffic north of Belconnen Way open to two lanes in both directions.”

So completely open northbound and two southbound lanes for half of it. Close…

We’ve already been told the limit will be 80kph BTW.

poetix 5:29 pm 30 Sep 11

montana said :

wow the GDE lanes are open? awesome

wait a minute, who cares?

im still going through o’connor, lyneham, kaleen on my way home to harrison. (from city west)

At least you’ll get to see some nice houses that way. And the tall green things are called trees.

montana 4:45 pm 30 Sep 11

wow the GDE lanes are open? awesome

wait a minute, who cares?

im still going through o’connor, lyneham, kaleen on my way home to harrison. (from city west)

Gungahlin Al 4:42 pm 30 Sep 11

Crap. @tamsmediaroom have tweeted us: “GDE work continues. Traffic cones being removed on northbound lanes only 60kph speed limit remains. Stay tuned.”

Maybe they were just repositioning the southbound witches hats when Mel saw them.
Sigh…

milkman 4:39 pm 30 Sep 11

Gungahlin Al said :

Sigh… that’s what you pull out of that?
The road’s open! Yay!!!! Woo hoo.

We’re just joshin’ you! It’s great news that it’s open.

chewy14 4:38 pm 30 Sep 11

Gungahlin Al said :

Sigh… that’s what you pull out of that?
The road’s open! Yay!!!! Woo hoo.

OK Al,

Yehhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now when does the speed limit get set to 100km/hr?

What, it doesn’t? Godammit.

Gungahlin Al 4:35 pm 30 Sep 11

Sigh… that’s what you pull out of that?
The road’s open! Yay!!!! Woo hoo.

Mothy 4:32 pm 30 Sep 11

Gungahlin Decelerates Eternally?

chewy14 4:32 pm 30 Sep 11

buzz819 said :

Meh, I’ll be saying GDE FOREVER!

GDE FOREVER!

GD4E.

I feel like doing a Kramer and driving down the road painting over the middle lane markers.
Luxury lanes for everybody.
C’Mon, we’ve been doing it for too long to change now.

milkman 4:11 pm 30 Sep 11

Definitely GDE forever, in memory of how long it took them to build the bloody thing…

buzz819 3:57 pm 30 Sep 11

We can change the extension to express just for Al?

buzz819 3:57 pm 30 Sep 11

Meh, I’ll be saying GDE FOREVER!

GDE FOREVER!

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