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Lanyon Drive Upgrade

By IrishPete - 16 April 2011 6

While it is lovely that the Lanyon Drive duplication has finally finished, I wonder what Jerrabomberra residents think of it?

Because Lanyon Drive westbound has two lanes entering the roundabout and two lanes exiting it, it looks to me like it remains just as difficult for Jerraresidents to get onto Lanyon Drive westbound as it was before the upgrade. I thought they were building a slip lane for the Jerraresidents, but it never materialised and it looks like it never will. What looked like it was going to be a slip lane is actually some kind of pulling over bay, purpose unknown.

And it didn’t even get Steve Whan re-elected.

And while I’m ranting – I wonder does any number cruncher in government ever do a cost-benefit analysis of these kinds of improvements? For months or years the roadworks caused traffic delays and increased pollution, for a very small long-term gain in travel times. What is the payback period, to offset all the extra delays during the works???

Pete

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Lanyon Drive Upgrade
georgesgenitals 9:04 am 23 Apr 11

malbert said :

georgesgenitals said :

The new road is great. Makes a 35 minute commute to the city in peak hour now take 20 mins.

The commute was 20 minutes before the roadwork began, that 15 minutes you’re saving is the extra delay the roadwork has caused the last ~2 years.

I think there has been an improvement during the morning rush but the problem has not been fixed because there is no merge. It was looking so promising too!

Good point, especially about the lack of slip lane.

malbert 10:03 pm 22 Apr 11

georgesgenitals said :

The new road is great. Makes a 35 minute commute to the city in peak hour now take 20 mins.

The commute was 20 minutes before the roadwork began, that 15 minutes you’re saving is the extra delay the roadwork has caused the last ~2 years.

I think there has been an improvement during the morning rush but the problem has not been fixed because there is no merge. It was looking so promising too!

georgesgenitals 4:38 pm 17 Apr 11

The new road is great. Makes a 35 minute commute to the city in peak hour now take 20 mins.

cranky 2:28 pm 17 Apr 11

The contractor on this project should take a bow. Probably the best finished, smoothest bit of road in the ACT.

Well done.

scorpio63 12:19 am 17 Apr 11

I drove on the new completed road for the first time today Pete and noticed two issues/things – one positive absolutely and one negative.

Driving to QBN took note at the last minute of the cyclist ‘testing’ out the new narrow bike lane [hurray for the inclusion] and on the way home noted a bend? slightly in the road a little unexpected that if miss-judged, particularly by someone young travelling of a night for the first few times, will result in an unpleasant landing in a deep ditch semi gully.

Given a difficult section of road and bridge in the first place, they have done a terrific job with the roadworks and I for one am relieved its open and reduced the risks of hitting cyclists over the old bridge.

cranky 8:12 pm 16 Apr 11

Pete,

The ‘pulling over bay’ is of course for the NSW vehicle inspectors to do their level best to ping every heavy vehicle exiting NSW.

They make a fortune.

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