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Lanyon Drive Roadworks Completed (for now)

By rugbyskier - 7 May 2009 6

I  had a pleasant surprise driving home last night.  The usual 2-3km traffic jam past the four star AAA rated Hume Hilton wasn’t there and when I got to Lanyon Drive the reason became apparent.  After nearly 12 months the new traffic lights and second lane in each direction are operating.

This is going to be a huge improvement for Jerra residents, as well as Tuggers commuters in the afternoon as the traffic lights on the Monaro can now have a shorter sequence.  Queanbeyan commuters are going to be happier too, as Jerra commuters are likely to return to using Lanyon Drive rather than Canberra Ave.  The 5-6 minute queue of Jerra cars through the stop sign to get onto the Monaro Highway in the morning will finally be gone.

Now the second stage of the plan needs to proceed with the duplication between Sheppard Street and Tompsitt Drive.

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6 Responses to
Lanyon Drive Roadworks Completed (for now)
ant 12:57 am 08 May 09

The issue of NSW people coming from the east into Canberra (to work) has been a shocker for some years now. There’s no good way. The airport route was good until Snow built his empire. I was driving that way every day, it just flowed, until one day after the Xmas hols when evidently several buildings opened for business and there was a jam. I thought there was a crash or something… until it happened the next day, and the next. When it got really bad, traffic was banked up *to Queanbeyan*. When traffic is in first gear in a 100 km/hr zone, you know things are not right.

Canberra ave is not quite as bad, but it’s a big mobile carpark for about half an hour. Sometimes it blocks up if something happens in one of the lanes.

I’ve heard the Jerra/Hume route was also bad, because the road didn’t work, so it’s good they’re working on it.

As for the Federal/Northbourne route, well, I pity anyone on that one.

Felix the Cat 10:55 pm 07 May 09

The intersection is better but I’m still a bit concerned about turning right onto Lanyon Dr out of Hume and heading toward Queanbeyan. There is traffic coming off Monaro Hwy onto Lanyon and there seems to be a risk of collision as the Hume traffic tries to merge with the Monaro Hwy traffic.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 11:11 am 07 May 09

That’s great news. I’m sure the traffic will ‘learn’ to make room for all the extra vehicles to move in over time, too.

rugbyskier 11:03 am 07 May 09

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :

I haven’t driven through the new lights yet as I normally commute from Jerra in past Fyshwick up Canberra Ave. What will be interesting is how all the cars pouring through the lights merge into the right hand lane of the Monaro Hwy.

It wasn’t too bad when I drove through this morning. The group of cars around me seemed to merge OK straight after the new lights and the longer merge lane onto the Monaro Highway itself became very useful. What had taken 6 minutes of stop-start queueing took 30 seconds. The lights are synchronised as well, so when the lights turn green at Sheppard Street, you’ll get a clear run run through to the Monaro Hwy.

re Cameron’s post – the duplication is needed but this is a great step as it has cleared up the major problem of Tuggeranong-Queanbeyan traffic conflicting with Jerrabomberra-Canberra traffic.

Cameron 10:43 am 07 May 09

It’ll still be quite horrendous until they duplicate it all the way through.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 9:24 am 07 May 09

I haven’t driven through the new lights yet as I normally commute from Jerra in past Fyshwick up Canberra Ave. What will be interesting is how all the cars pouring through the lights merge into the right hand lane of the Monaro Hwy.

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