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Getting out of Hackett sucks. ACT Gov to the rescue!

By BimboGeek 28 April 2010 23

Thanks to those jerks at Canberra Times (oh we love to hate them) for bringing us the news that they’re finally doing something about the crappy traffic in Hackett at the Phillip Ave/Majura Ave intersection.

It’s a complete disaster there at 8am.  I understand that people are quite innocently trying to get past Hackett, but some of us actually have to live there and it’s pretty frustrating that we can’t even get out of our driveways because our neighbours from Watson and further North are using our streets as shortcuts.

They are proposing to put in traffic lights in such a way that it directs traffic around the outside of Hackett, with timing set to encourage large flows back to what’s supposed to be the main route.  There have been other ideas proposed like speed bumps (or those wiggly speed traps like they have at ANU) down the suburban streets. I say do it all!!!

[ED – We’re assuming the “they” refers to the ACT Government and not the Canberra Times which only thinks it’s the government.]


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DBW 11:46 am 07 Mar 11

ACTPLA seem to have just put up the DA for Phillip Ave/Majura Ave intersection works.

“Proposal: PUBLIC WORKS-ROADS. Upgrade of the Phillip Avenue and Majura Avenue intersection to signalisation including pavement widening; new footpaths; services relocation and removal of 3 trees. Open for public comment until 31/03/11.”

Looks like they’re finally getting on with it..

Watson 9:59 am 07 Mar 11

sepi said :

PS – I think a roundabout might do it.

I am not at all a fan of small roundabouts, but I think in this case it would be way more efficient than lights. And presumably cheaper?

I also do not understand why people keep going back every morning. There are alternative ways to go South. They are all fairly busy that time of the morning, but not nearly as frustrating as waiting to turn right for half an hour and getting annoyed with all the selfish pr!cks not letting anyone in.

p1 9:36 am 07 Mar 11

The problem as I see it, isn’t so much people having trouble leaving Hackett, but rather they stupidly keep going back in again.

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