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Glenlock chicane gone

By Ntp - 1 June 2007 25

As part of the new Glenlock Interchange arrangement the underpass on William Hovell (Belconnen to City, the bit just above LEGEND) has been opened up in the last 24hrs taking out the 40kph loopy chicane and significantly straightening the road. Looks like it’s all starting to come together.

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25 Responses to
Glenlock chicane gone
sim_m_o 4:22 pm 03 Jun 07

even better than the chicane is turning left down to parkes way and then swerving across two lanes to turn right onto lady denman at 8:10 in the morning everyday. They’ve tried to counter this with a white line, but everybody still does it. Won’t be long before they either extend the exit beyond that turnoff or put concrete along the Lady Denman exit.

bigred 2:49 pm 03 Jun 07

I have a mate who is a “stop/go man” on the North Coast. I always do 40 km/h (or close to it) through roadwork zones.

el 6:11 pm 02 Jun 07

Might’ve been worth trying it in a rental car then, Andy.

Genie – Could you repeat that in English?

andy 5:30 pm 02 Jun 07

el – nah, i tried at 90 and it got a bit slippery.. so i decided not to do that again.

Genie – little tip for you, noone, but noone, in canberra, drives at 40Km in the roadworks zone.
except maybe for you.

Genie 4:51 pm 02 Jun 07

you know what i hope some other jerkoff the same as you speeds through a school zone and runs over your kid, or you yourselves next time you speed through roadworks lose control and kill someone.. preferably yourself!

Maybe then you’ll have some respect for why the speed limit is 40k’s an hour.

el 12:29 pm 02 Jun 07

It is shameful, isn’t it Genie.

A well set up car should be able to get through there at 100km/h at least…

Genie 11:24 am 02 Jun 07

im a little ashamed to be hearing that most of you drove through there at 80k’s an hour… If it was during the day do you have no respect for the lives of the men working there ?? Hence one of the reasons why they inforce the 40km an hour speed limit.

bonfire 4:23 pm 01 Jun 07

the steamer has a similar effect. old last century steel is somewhat tougher than a hyundai.

Maelinar 3:45 pm 01 Jun 07

unfortunately me screaming that at the top of my lungs does not manage to penetrate the air gap between our two vehicles as they travel side by side and I am quickly running out of avaliable roadspace.

That said, some people often look quite offended when they realise I have not braked to get out of their way, and am quite cheerily awaiting their impact on account of my vehicle is worth a whole heap less than theirs, and is radically insured.

bonfire 3:32 pm 01 Jun 07

a good rule for driving fast and not crashing is:

“always brake in a straight line”.

you can accellerate out of a corner, but braking halfway through it is how people lose control.

you should not be going into a corner faster than you need to be going in any case.

Maelinar 2:10 pm 01 Jun 07

I loved the way people would not only brake 1/2 way through the curve, they’d also stray over the separation line and hold up both lanes of traffic.

Pure genius – I’m sure they are valued members of society.

Thumper 12:33 pm 01 Jun 07

I found it kind of interesting considering the boring road it is part of….

andy 12:22 pm 01 Jun 07

yea, i managed to do it at 80 most of the time too. Except when people felt it necessary to brake in the middle of a turn, instead of before..

bonfire 12:13 pm 01 Jun 07

i enjoyed the chicane, you could get through at 80 in the stanley steamer, i was tempted to try it quicker but concrete barriers are less forgiving than plastic.

andy 10:02 am 01 Jun 07

damnit.. that was a fun bit of road.
And it’s happened since 10:30 yesterday AM. I noticed wen I went through yesterday it wasn’t far off though.
I would assume it was done late last night some time.

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