7 January 2018

Light rail works to close Flemington Road and Federal Highway intersection for northbound traffic

| Ian Bushnell
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One of the Spanish light rail vehicles to be used on stage one of the Canberra light rail network. Photo: File photo.

Motorists can expect delays and detours next week as work on stage one of the light rail project affects northbound traffic on the Federal Highway and Flemington Road.

Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) said motorists should follow the carefully marked detours and allow additional travel time when leaving, or returning to Canberra via the Federal Highway.

Works at the Flemington Road and Federal Highway intersection will require the temporary closure of the intersection for all northbound traffic from 9 January to 25 January 2018. The works will be conducted 24 hours a day, seven days a week during this period.

There will be no northbound traffic on the Federal Highway between Phillip Avenue and Flemington Road, and on Flemington Road between Federal Highway and Randwick Road. All motorists travelling north towards Sydney will need to use alternative routes and follow the clearly marked detours.

Traffic travelling north from Canberra to Sydney will be diverted along Antill Street or Phillip Avenue, while traffic travelling north to Gungahlin will be detoured via the Barton Highway and Randwick Road or Gungahlin Drive.

The closure will also prevent right turns from the Federal Highway onto Flemington Road. Traffic travelling southbound, towards the City on the Federal Highway will remain unaffected.

Detours will be in place to divert all traffic including buses. Highly visible traffic management will be in place throughout the works. Road users should observe traffic management signs and personnel.

Pedestrian and cycle access will be maintained, although there may be some disruption to public transport services.

Visit www.transportcanberra.com.au for more information on bus service updates during this closure.

For up-to-date information on road closures call Canberra Metro on 1300 208 824, visit www.canberra-metro.com.au or follow Canberra Metro on social media.

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