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GDE to be complete this October?

By johnboy - 8 August 2011 20

WIN is tweeting that the long vexed tale of the Gungahlin Drive Extension (band name or what?) will be completed this October.

Who would have thought we should (hopefully) live to see this day?

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Aeek 8:30 pm 09 Aug 11

BicycleCanberra said :

Gees,they built some crap on road cycle lanes ,how about some physical separation for once.

I quite liked the bikelanes, apart from the crap surface. Now we have the “Bike Lane Closed” which just means take the lane. Lucky I drive the GDE once a week so I can see there’s zero thought for cyclists – no space and the surface is unrideable in places.

Its bad enough heading south from the Aranda Bridge, the current trick of closing the right lane and obstructing the bike lane with the work truck is worse for me than the traffic controlled single lane was.

thatsnotme 1:10 pm 09 Aug 11

Don’t worry, even if they do somehow manage to finish it by October, I’m sure they’ll manage to keep the roadworks speed limits in place for a good couple of months afterwards.

screaming banshee 12:35 pm 09 Aug 11

ThisIsAName said :

Gungahlin Al said :

BTW when it is finished, do we stop calling it GDE and just use Gungahlin Drive?

I think of it as the Gungahlin Drive Exasperation…

How about the GDF

ThisIsAName 10:46 am 09 Aug 11

Gungahlin Al said :

BTW when it is finished, do we stop calling it GDE and just use Gungahlin Drive?

I think of it as the Gungahlin Drive Exasperation…

montana 10:23 am 09 Aug 11

Can anyone explain to me why the newly resurfaced sections of the GDE between Barton highway and wells station road are bumby as all hell? Does anyone actually look at the quality of the contruction during this project? no excuse for a new surface to be so bumpy.

borizuka 10:20 am 09 Aug 11

Untill it needs resurfacing in November…

keepitup 10:03 am 09 Aug 11

Thumper said :

Maybe it will be opened somewhat like the AMC was?

I seem to recall that John Hargreaves ‘somewhat’ opened it a couple of years ago.

OverLord 9:05 am 09 Aug 11

The John Stanhope Memorial Tollway. Nice ring to it.

BicycleCanberra 8:52 am 09 Aug 11

Too bad it won’t relieve congestion, particularly at the Glenloch interchange, so will build another road to relieve congestion (Majura Parkway). The ACT Government should have watched the show on New York,SBS and how building roads and bridges caused gridlock it New York, thanks largely to Robert Moses.
Gees,they built some crap on road cycle lanes ,how about some physical separation for once.

Aubergine 12:03 am 09 Aug 11

Why not go back to its original name, the John Dedman Parkway? (Something about that never did sound quite right…)

The Frots 10:07 pm 08 Aug 11

Hmmm. 10 years in the making, over-budget by $150m plus.

World War 1 – 4 years
World War 2 – 6 years

We could have fought two world wars and still have cost less than the GDE!!!

Classified 9:59 pm 08 Aug 11

And by ‘this October’ they mean December 2019.

dpm 9:57 pm 08 Aug 11

LSWCHP said :

.. I predict that it will be a parking lot on day 1, just like it was on the first opening day.

So, you also think it should be called the ‘Gungahlin Parkway’? 😉

LSWCHP 8:35 pm 08 Aug 11

No no no. This is just a hoax perpetrated by someone trying to increase the pain of the already tortured motorists of North Canberra.

The GDE roadworks and associated traffic nightmares are destined to continue in perpetuity.

I predict that it will be a parking lot on day 1, just like it was on the first opening day.

Primal 8:21 pm 08 Aug 11

Gungahlin Al said :

BTW when it is finished, do we stop calling it GDE and just use Gungahlin Drive?

I’ll probably be calling it the GDE for a good 12 months after, even if they do.

Anyone got odds on “Gungahlin Parkway”?

switch 8:09 pm 08 Aug 11

Flustercluck Drive.

Jivrashia 7:19 pm 08 Aug 11

Bridgecollapse Drive.

Just to make some of the highlights involved in building the GDE memorable…

Thumper 6:05 pm 08 Aug 11

Maybe it will be opened somewhat like the AMC was?

JC 6:04 pm 08 Aug 11

Or maybe Caswell drive considering a good 1/3 of the extension is named this.

Gungahlin Al 5:53 pm 08 Aug 11

Quite a few sections have had the final surface laid, so it could just be true…

BTW when it is finished, do we stop calling it GDE and just use Gungahlin Drive?

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