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GDE Slowing opening

By BenMac 12 November 2007 25

The ABC reports that the Belconnen Way intersection of the Gungahlin Drive Extension will start opening upto traffic as of Tuesday 13th. Although that’s only a small part of the intersection, as the rest will be opened over the next 3 weeks. Roads ACT also say that the entire project (GDE+Glenloch) will be completed by June 2008.

You would think that they could opening it all up to traffic at the same time. Having a look at this intersection/flyover today, I noticed a strange design for people who live in Aranda. If you’re coming from the Glenloch Interchange and want to turn into Bandjalong Cres, you have drive under the Aranda bridge towards Belconnen Way and do a u-turn to come back up and over the Aranda bridge.

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Aeek 7:13 am 16 Nov 07

Impassive: are you spending 5 minutes there, or guessing shit? Doesn’t it bank up all the way to the Parliament House lights? Some days all the way to London Circuit.

Impassive 11:54 pm 15 Nov 07

Very witty Luke.. of course it is perfectly reasonable for the convenience of the 10 cyclists that use that cycle path every day to supersede the convenience of the thousands of motorists that have an extra 5 minutes to sit in traffic.. and of course to generate the extra pollution that those precious cyclists inhale deeply as they struggle by..

Luke 11:06 pm 15 Nov 07

So what? There are still 3 lanes in either direction (including the T2 transit lane). That’s the same as there is on Capital Circle, and South of Kent St… so I’m not sure exactly where this ‘bottleneck’ is. Perhaps you just need to take a deep breath, and realise you live amongst several hundred thousand other people.

You are not Moses and Adelaide Avenue is not the Red Sea.

Aeek 10:56 pm 15 Nov 07

Impassive: again, those lanes were almost exclusively being used as a rat run between Hopetown & Kent. Removing them has made the on and off ramps just that, making the traffic engineers happy.

Impassive 8:23 pm 15 Nov 07

Hey caf.. you obviously don’t use Adelaide Ave if you are not aware that the 2 lanes between Hopetoun Crt and Kent St have been converted to cycle paths, causing a brilliant bottleneck for motorists.. and maybe they could have made the northbound traffic for our new university u-turn at the Hindmarsh lights.. that would have removed the need to add 10 minutes to the commute for all Tuggeranong residents.

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