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Majura Parkway kicked off

johnboy 4 June 2009 43

TAMS have launched a glossy website to sell you on the merits of the new Majura Parkway.

From the blurb:

    The Majura Parkway is an exciting new road development that will seamlessly connect the Federal Highway to the Monaro Highway.

    Some the benefits of this road project are:

    — Relieving traffic congestion and provide better access to the Majura Valley.
    — Enabling the better movement of traffic from the north to the southside of Canberra.
    — Providing other benefits like better fuel consumption and reduce greenhouse gases.

So there you go.


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Captain RAAF Captain RAAF 6:36 pm 18 May 11

LH said :

I doubt the farmers/residents out in Majura Valley think so.

I wonder if they are relocating those that lose their houses?

No, no they’re just going to wait until they’re asleep and drive a bulldozer over the house while there’s people in them….jeez it’s hard……………..

Chop71 Chop71 3:59 pm 18 May 11

Well if the federal government won’t kick in the cash this could turn into our first paid toll road.

caf caf 1:43 pm 05 Jun 09

I doubt the farmers/residents out in Majura Valley think so.

Actually, from what I hear they’re pretty happy about it, mainly because it’ll take a lot of heavy vehicle traffic off Majura Rd.

kathysav kathysav 1:12 pm 05 Jun 09

Plans, details etc (as opposed to the TAMS websites’ pretty-pictures-but-no-actual-information philosphy) can be found on http://www.actpla.act.gov.au/topics/your_say/comment/draft_eis/majura_parkway. Much more useful and enlightening (!).

ant ant 11:15 am 05 Jun 09

It’s really sad that they can’t just duplicate the existing road, where there’s already easements for it. They are destroying some of the best farming land close to Canberra.

The roundabouts on Majura are for Snow’s various commercial projects. They could have duplicated Majura, made proper sliplanes for the roundabouts, and done their Fairbairn flyovers with minimal disruption to the rest of the valley. It’s sad.

dosomethinguseful dosomethinguseful 11:14 am 05 Jun 09

Pandy said :

Bridge across Canberra Avenue: When will it be duplicated Sir?

+100 This is something sorely needed for ages.

BenMac BenMac 10:45 am 05 Jun 09

My main problem is that if Majura Parkway keeps its name, people will get confused when people say “Go down the Parkway”, as “Parkway” is a short name for Tuggeranong Parkway

Wow, that’s your main problem?? Get out more.

Although there are some people who get the Tuggeranong Parkway and Parkes Way confused

niftydog niftydog 10:23 am 05 Jun 09

I-filed said :

So – where is your much-vaunted, much-touted facility for consultation/feedback on this project please, ACT Government?

Comments on the draft environment impact statement are open until the 29th.

cring said :

You can view the proposed link on Google Maps! (It’s marked by ALT32)

That’s the existing Majura Rd. The alignment of the parkway can be seen in chapter 1, page 4 of the impact statement.

frontrow frontrow 9:47 am 05 Jun 09

The map isn’t particularly precise, but stage 1 (the only part with any sort of funding) looks suspiciously like airport access. The whole north-south improvements are all in stage 2 and 3 which are currently in fairyland.

LH LH 9:45 am 05 Jun 09

I doubt the farmers/residents out in Majura Valley think so.

I agree. My sister lives out there, and while the road won’t go through their property, it will cut off equestrian access to Mt Ainsle, and from the plans, it looks as though it’s going to go straight through her brother in-law’s house. I wonder if they are relocating those that lose their houses?

Postalgeek Postalgeek 9:34 am 05 Jun 09

cring said :

This is fantastic news as a resident of Hackett :)! I’m so glad they’ve proposed this solution as opposed to the Monash Dr. link!

I doubt the farmers/residents out in Majura Valley think so.

Postalgeek Postalgeek 9:30 am 05 Jun 09

Clown Killer said :

As a mountain biker myself, we’ve always known that sharing space with ACT Forestry plantations meant that they may not be around forever – and that applies to Kowen and Sparrow Hill as well. Stromlo is really the only permanent facility.

Agreed Caf. These were never permanent trails and the cycle of softwoood harvesting woould have enventually caught up with Majura sooner or later. That said, now that I know that these trails are under the hammer, I’m going to make more of an effort to get some riding done out that way before they go – there’s some sweet singletrack in those woods!

+1

Good pine single tracks are one of those things you savour while they last. It’s a little bit sad as they represent a lot of volunteer time and effort to make, years even, but everyone knows the score. I’ll be riding more of Majura for a while.

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 9:15 am 05 Jun 09

caf said :

This was the *only* project of the ones that Infrastructure Australia recognised as “shovel ready” to be left out of funding in the Federal Budget. Reckon we’ve been hard done by there.

As opposed to the stupid PWC light rail proposal, that talked about not starting construction until 2011! What part of ‘shovel ready’ did Jon not understand?

Clown Killer Clown Killer 8:49 am 05 Jun 09

This is fantastic news as a resident of Hackett :)! I’m so glad they’ve proposed this solution as opposed to the Monash Dr. link!

I wouldn’t be opening the champagne just yet Cring. I doubt that it was ever seriously viewed as an “either or situation”.

Clown Killer Clown Killer 8:47 am 05 Jun 09

As a mountain biker myself, we’ve always known that sharing space with ACT Forestry plantations meant that they may not be around forever – and that applies to Kowen and Sparrow Hill as well. Stromlo is really the only permanent facility.

Agreed Caf. These were never permanent trails and the cycle of softwoood harvesting woould have enventually caught up with Majura sooner or later. That said, now that I know that these trails are under the hammer, I’m going to make more of an effort to get some riding done out that way before they go – there’s some sweet singletrack in those woods!

cring cring 8:42 am 05 Jun 09

You can view the proposed link on Google Maps! (It’s marked by ALT32)

This is fantastic news as a resident of Hackett :)! I’m so glad they’ve proposed this solution as opposed to the Monash Dr. link!

rugbyskier rugbyskier 8:27 am 05 Jun 09

Pandy said :

Bridge across Canberra Avenue: When will it be duplicated Sir?

That section of the Monaro is a classic bottleneck, four lane dual carriageway narrowing to two lane single carriageway for a couple of hundred metres and then opening out into four lanes again. No wonder it’s a carpark stretching back past the Hindmarsh Drive overpass even before 8am each morning.

pptvb pptvb 8:19 am 05 Jun 09

Pandy said :

Bridge across Canberra Avenue: When will it be duplicated Sir?

+1

Thumper Thumper 7:56 am 05 Jun 09

Does anyone really have confidence that the government can do this with out any major stuff ups? Thinks GDE, Tharwa bridge, data centre, AMC, long stay caravan park, bulky goods site, etc..

Anyway, once completed it will be a welcome addition to those who use that road.

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