This morning we posted Ralpho’s disgust with the new traffic lights on the Barton Highway at the Kuringa Drive intersection.
This afternoon Territory And Municipal Services have announced they’ve turned the lights off:
“Works have been underway for several months at the intersection of Barton Highway and Kuringa Drive to provide road access into the new suburb of Casey,” Mr Gill said. “The road works will also provide another access point to Gungahlin.
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“During this construction work there has been a number of traffic crashes, and in an effort to improve safety of the intersection temporary traffic lights were installed yesterday.
“Unfortunately, after observing the temporary traffic arrangements on site yesterday evening and this morning, Roads ACT has decided that there is currently not sufficient lane capacity available for the traffic lights to be in operation without causing major delays.
“Roads ACT will ensure the traffic lights are switched off and that the previous temporary traffic arrangements be reinstated prior to today’s afternoon peak traffic period. This will mean that traffic on the Barton Highway will have priority with traffic turning into and out of Kuringa Drive controlled by a stop sign.
“Once lane capacity at this intersection is increased Roads ACT will investigate whether or not the temporary traffic lights can be turned back on.
Who said whinging never changes anything?