17 May 2010

Inner North Traffic Delays

| benett
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What’s with the insane amount of traffic on Parkes Way, gridlock interchange, Commonwealth Ave (City to PH) and Adelaide Ave.

Is the traffic always this bad, or is it something to do with the PH (Parliament House)?

I get back into Canberra from Albury, come down the Barton highway, find out that the GDE going towards Tuggeranong is slothed out hardcore! Decide to go down Parkes Way towards the City, turn on to Commonwealth Ave and get slapped. Eventually get around the PH, get on to Adelaide Ave, see no cars momentarily and think “yeah this is great’. Not far after the lodge, traffic is fuct again. Get into Woden, traffic going Yamba is screwed, traffic heading out the right-hand turn onto Hindmarsh is screwed.

From turning right on to the GDE from the Barton Highway to my home in Tuggeranong, it took 1 hours and 30 minutes. This was at 5:45 or something. Peek hour of course, but is it always so bad?

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Well the major GDE roadworks would be a reason for the massive traffic jam, something to do with some idiots building a one lane road instead of a two lanes a few years back. Though if you had stuck with the GDE line of traffic for a few minutes, it speeds up after the traffic merges and you get onto the Parkway. You would have been home in 30 odd minutes if you stuck with your original route.

Yeah, I would have suggested Coppins Xing and the back of Weston.

In the morning even Coppins Xing is maxed out. Just hopeless!

Be glad when it’s all finished.

georgesgenitals5:38 pm 17 May 10

There’s lots of roadworks around – things are bad all over traffic-wise.

AussieRodney5:27 pm 17 May 10

Coming in from Albury towards Tuggeranong, I would have thought Coppins Crossing is a better option.

Thoroughly Smashed said :

with Tuggeranong as your destination, you made a very interesting detour and it unsurprisingly cost you heaps of time…

Also I’ve never heard “slothed out hardcore” before but I love it already.

Ditto. I want to hear it used in traffic reports. Likewise I look forward to ‘peek hour’

troll-sniffer4:49 pm 17 May 10

Next time turn off towards Tumut, head out through Lacmalac and over the Brindabellas into Picadilly Circus and down to Uriarra, a quick fang through Coppins Crossing and up past Weston, straight into Tuggers at Kambah. Easy as.

Not so easy if you drive something with a ridiculous ground clearance though.

Pretty bad heading north as well of an afternoon. The other day at about 5pm, it took almost an hour to go from Woden to Gungahlin via the GDE when it normally takes 20 minutes. The traffic is atrocious lately.

Thoroughly Smashed12:17 pm 17 May 10

with Tuggeranong as your destination, you made a very interesting detour and it unsurprisingly cost you heaps of time…

Also I’ve never heard “slothed out hardcore” before but I love it already.

It’s always this bad. I lived in far south Tuggeranong fifteen years ago and did regular trips to Albury, and it took me about an hour to get through Canberra to home if I arrived at peak times. Add in some extra roadworks and I can easily see how it might take up to 90 minutes to cross the city.

Holden Caulfield11:37 am 17 May 10

I thought this was going to be about the roadworks on McCaughey Street in Turner.

I have to go a couple of blocks out of my way during my daily commute. It adds at least 60 seconds to my journey!!!

troll-sniffer10:26 am 17 May 10

Peek hour sums it up, everyone’s stopping for a perve. At what is the question.

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