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Images of Canberra – Gungahlin Drive crawling out over Belconnen Way

By johnboy 2 August 2006 19

While out on Friday night with a tripod I thought I’d capture the curious construction of Gungahlin Drive over Belconnen Way

The parliamentary triangle from above

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Images of Canberra – Gungahlin Drive crawling out over Belconnen Way
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Danman 2:54 pm 04 Aug 06


snahon 12:32 pm 04 Aug 06

And the winner gets showered in floriade flowers after which we all retire to the stripped down multicultural festival wondering where all the VB and snags are.

VYBerlinaV8 9:34 am 04 Aug 06

Perhaps they could make the extra lanes from crushed up schools. Oh, and close it on Fridays and have drag racing on…

RandomGit 9:12 am 03 Aug 06

It’s all part of the ‘build half now to get us by and half later when we have some more cash’ strategy of public works.

VYBerlinaV8 8:15 am 03 Aug 06

If they are going to build the entire thing only one lane wide then that’s just nuts. Also, why don’t they make the lanes a bit narrower on some of our other arterial roads and and give us three lanes instead of two. Even Canberra drivers don’t need a paddock as wide as those lanes to drive on!

caf 10:43 pm 02 Aug 06

Indi: not sure, but there’s already pylons there for a second carriageway.

Jey 9:28 pm 02 Aug 06

I hate driving under that half bridge, always worried it’s gonna fall on me.

Vic Bitterman 7:47 pm 02 Aug 06

No Indi, it’s a “dual” carriageway.

Indi 5:15 pm 02 Aug 06

please tell me that bridge is at least duel carriageway…

johnboy 4:02 pm 02 Aug 06

There is, however, a median strip.

caf 3:56 pm 02 Aug 06

johnboy: didn’t someone say when the beams went over Ginninderra Dr that those are the longest you can buy in Australia? I think they have a significantly bigger gap to bridge at Belconnen Way.

RandomGit 11:25 am 02 Aug 06

Don’t forget, they are placing the foundation for the other double lane at the same time, for later development.

Growling Ferret 11:11 am 02 Aug 06

Lets be realistic, this road is a necessary evil, and will benefit more than just Gungahlin residents. Anyone living in the Woden/Weston Creek/Tuggeranong area who commutes to Belconnen or Mitchell will find a much better road to travel on. Anyone from that area travelling north via the Barton or Federal Highways will find it a major improvement.

Anyone going through Glenloch Interchange, who is currently held up by the terrible design and traffic lights will notice the improvement.

But $100+ million for a single lane each way road – it isn’t the best value for money as far as I’m concerned…

Thumper 10:47 am 02 Aug 06

Yeah, point taken.

But roads are better than time travelling busways and aboretums.

Or wading into Federal and International policy…

Besides, any more delay would simply cost the ACT more money.

Mr Evil 10:42 am 02 Aug 06

Yes JB, but wouldn’t it be better to build roads when the budget is in a better state than it is at the moment?

Anyway, the ACT Govt can’t maintain the roads it has already, without adding to the problem.

johnboy 10:27 am 02 Aug 06

Well, personally i think building roads is something the Government should be doing.

But with Ginninderra Drive and Parkes Way available for detours you have to wonder if it would have been cheaper to close the road for a weekend and drop pre-fabricated beams over.

Thumper 10:25 am 02 Aug 06

Looks quite spectacular this huge lump of concrete just hanging across Belco Way…

Mr Evil 10:13 am 02 Aug 06

Another one of the reasons the ACT Budget has blown out!

RandomGit 10:05 am 02 Aug 06

It’s quite spectacular round the back of the AIS as well, along the bike path.

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