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Majura Parkway kicks off

By johnboy 14 January 2013 23

Roads ACT is letting people know they’re getting set to start building the Majura Parkway:

“Preliminary work, such as establishing access for construction vehicles to the future road alignment, is now underway in preparation for major work to begin in February 2013,” Mr Gill said.

“To facilitate this work, traffic signs, controllers and partial lane closures will be implemented this week.

“Traffic controllers will be in place from Wednesday 16 January 2013, directing traffic at the southern end of the alignment on Morshead Drive, Fairbairn Avenue and Monaro Highway, and from Monday 21 January 2013, at the Federal Highway. Traffic control is also expected to be in place at Majura Road in the vicinity of Tambreet Street from the end of January 2013. These arrangements will be in place until the end of February 2013.

“Traffic control signs, including electronic signboards, will be erected at Monaro Highway, Pialligo Avenue, Morshead Drive, Fairbairn Avenue and the Federal Highway advising of changes to speed limits during the project.

“Partial lane closures will also be in place periodically until the end of March at Morshead Drive, Pialligo Avenue and along Majura Road to help manage traffic flow.”

Mr Gill said the preliminary works and associated traffic control measures are not expected to cause traffic delays.

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IrishPete 10:12 am 20 Jan 13

OpenYourMind said :

arescarti42 said :

EvanJames said :

I cannot think of a competently run or performed road project in Canberra in recent years.

I’m pretty sure the flyover and associated roads at the airport were built on time and within budget, although I’m pretty sure the airport managed that one.

I don’t profess to know anything about the process of managing, engineering and building roads.
But I wonder if the the belief that Canberra Airport Roads (CAG) builds better roads on time is true, then why is it true? What does CAG do differently:
Is it that they are better at managing civil projects or do they use better management firms?
Is it that they enforce contract defaults better than a Govt organisation?
Do they simply throw more money at a problem they know they need to fix?

If the CAG is so good at managing the building of roads, why can’t the ACT Govt outsource the whole process to CAG?

My suspicion is that CAG is simply able to throw more money at a particular problem and barge their way past political obstacles that our (and most Western) government face.

Try entering Canberra Airport from the East, or leaving towards the East, and then tell me this is a well-designed road system. Both junctions are appalling and were clearly designed to be cheap.

IP

OpenYourMind 9:31 am 20 Jan 13

arescarti42 said :

EvanJames said :

I cannot think of a competently run or performed road project in Canberra in recent years.

I’m pretty sure the flyover and associated roads at the airport were built on time and within budget, although I’m pretty sure the airport managed that one.

I don’t profess to know anything about the process of managing, engineering and building roads.
But I wonder if the the belief that Canberra Airport Roads (CAG) builds better roads on time is true, then why is it true? What does CAG do differently:
Is it that they are better at managing civil projects or do they use better management firms?
Is it that they enforce contract defaults better than a Govt organisation?
Do they simply throw more money at a problem they know they need to fix?

If the CAG is so good at managing the building of roads, why can’t the ACT Govt outsource the whole process to CAG?

My suspicion is that CAG is simply able to throw more money at a particular problem and barge their way past political obstacles that our (and most Western) government face.

goggles13 8:14 am 20 Jan 13

EvanJames said :

I do not believe there’ll be ‘no traffic disruption”.

agree I noticed yesterday that there are warning signs saying major works for the Majura Parkway may result in delays!

the 60kmh speed limit from the Federal Highway to around the Springfield property means that I will be avoiding Majura Road if I need to travel to Sydney

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