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.