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Gungahlin Drive Southbound closures through to June

By johnboy 2 May 2011 20

Territory and Municipal Services bring word that they’re shutting down Gungahlin Drive (south bound lanes), from Wells Station Road to Barton Highway, from 7.30pm to 6am Monday 2 May 2011 to Friday 10 June 2011.

This is to rehabilitate the pavement.

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shadow boxer 9:46 am 04 May 11

Growling Ferret said :

A 6am completion and road re-opening hey?

The line of traffic back to Palmerston at 7am today suggests the contractors should buy a watch between them

When there are only 4 lanes out of Gungahlin and you close 2 of them, expect some backlash and anger.

I was angry, what a bunch of retards, it was still closed at 7:30, no work going on just detour barriers.

Gungahlin Al 9:38 am 04 May 11

Growling Ferret said :

A 6am completion and road re-opening hey?

The line of traffic back to Palmerston at 7am today suggests the contractors should buy a watch between them

When there are only 4 lanes out of Gungahlin and you close 2 of them, expect some backlash and anger.

Flemington Road was log jammed from Well Station Drive right through to the highway too today – as early as 8am. Must have been bonkers by 8.30. :-/

Flew past them all on my cycle… 🙂

Growling Ferret 9:07 am 04 May 11

A 6am completion and road re-opening hey?

The line of traffic back to Palmerston at 7am today suggests the contractors should buy a watch between them

When there are only 4 lanes out of Gungahlin and you close 2 of them, expect some backlash and anger.

EvanJames 1:01 pm 03 May 11

When you patronise a business and it sucks, you stop using them and tell all your friends. I would be very sad to find that the ACT Government is continuing to use road builders and repairers who continue to deliver poor work.

A contract that made the business responsible for the road for, say, 5 years might change the way they do things.

D2 1:00 pm 03 May 11

vg said :

When will they learn that rehabilitation doesn’t work. The only solution is to send the road to prison

New keyboard – you owe me one.

johnboy 11:25 am 03 May 11

p1 said :

johnboy said :

Break down very quickly meaning more work for road contractors you say?

Come now JB, you aren’t cynical enough to suggest that the private sector, having to decide to maximise efficiency and quality OR profit, would choose the option that benefits themselves over society?

Efficiency is a tricky subject. Making more paid work for themselves is highly efficient behaviour for the contractors.

p1 11:24 am 03 May 11

johnboy said :

Break down very quickly meaning more work for road contractors you say?

Come now JB, you aren’t cynical enough to suggest that the private sector, having to decide to maximise efficiency and quality OR profit, would choose the option that benefits themselves over society?

EvanJames 10:56 am 03 May 11

vg said :

When will they learn that rehabilitation doesn’t work. The only solution is to send the road to prison

Heh! Nice.

The way you get new holes and bits disintegrating on new roads these days is quite marked. I would have thought that outsourcing road building to the all-efficient private sector would have seen better quality roads, not brittle roads that start to break down very quickly.

Thoroughly Smashed 10:45 am 03 May 11

pete74au said :

TaMS/Roads ACT couldn’t lay bitumen if lives depended on it.

I guess it’s lucky they get road construction contractors to do it then isn’t it?

Gungahlin Al 9:58 am 03 May 11

JC said :

Well Al considering the length of time they are taking and the state of that road I would think this will be a real resurface and not a reseal.

Seems as if the resurface team has or is going to be busy. Recently parts of Parkes way have been redone, they are also starting on Morsehead Drive (but going to take a whole month) plus it seems this stretch of road.

So they did mean to use the word rehabilitate – as in: use one of those amazing machines that digs the whole surface up, grinds it up, mixes in new bitumen, and re-lays a new surface all in one pass? I certainly hope so. Fingers crossed.

JC 7:25 am 03 May 11

Gungahlin Al said :

So back OT, one has to wonder if we are going to get more of their el-cheapo crap chipseal surface, or are they going to do it properly?

I was standing outside my place tonight listening to the noise of the Horse Park Drive traffic bouncing off the house over the road. Never had that noise until we also got to enjoy the wonders of chipseal…

Well Al considering the length of time they are taking and the state of that road I would think this will be a real resurface and not a reseal.

Seems as if the resurface team has or is going to be busy. Recently parts of Parkes way have been redone, they are also starting on Morsehead Drive (but going to take a whole month) plus it seems this stretch of road.

vg 10:30 pm 02 May 11

When will they learn that rehabilitation doesn’t work. The only solution is to send the road to prison

Gungahlin Al 9:10 pm 02 May 11

So back OT, one has to wonder if we are going to get more of their el-cheapo crap chipseal surface, or are they going to do it properly?

I was standing outside my place tonight listening to the noise of the Horse Park Drive traffic bouncing off the house over the road. Never had that noise until we also got to enjoy the wonders of chipseal…

pete74au 8:59 pm 02 May 11

Well they spent many dollars on that useless bloody sign system its about time they fixed the pavement they screwed up last time. TaMS/Roads ACT couldn’t lay bitumen if lives depended on it.

Bluey 5:55 pm 02 May 11

Gungahlin Al said :

Keijidosha said :

Territory and Municipal Services would also like to announce that they’re shutting down the southbound lane of the GDE every morning between 8-9am due to incompetent planning.

Jeez KD – people look at me weird-like when I burst out laughing in the office…, Bit of warning eh?

also completely wet myself laughing. Brilliant.

Gungahlin Al 3:55 pm 02 May 11

Keijidosha said :

Territory and Municipal Services would also like to announce that they’re shutting down the southbound lane of the GDE every morning between 8-9am due to incompetent planning.

Jeez KD – people look at me weird-like when I burst out laughing in the office…, Bit of warning eh?

ma7trlb 3:53 pm 02 May 11

…so they’re rehabilitating the pavement at the same time as they’re supposedly finishing the surfacing on the adjacent stretch of road. What accidental freak of TAMS scheduling may see an entire length of road open and freshly laid at the same time…

Bosworth 3:23 pm 02 May 11

I have confirmed with TAMS that the bike path will still be available on gungahlin drive.

Keijidosha 2:36 pm 02 May 11

Territory and Municipal Services would also like to announce that they’re shutting down the southbound lane of the GDE every morning between 8-9am due to incompetent planning.

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