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More money for the coast road.

By johnboy - 12 October 2008 28

Many Canberrans like to keep an eye on their escape routes.

They’ll be pleased to read a story from the ABC on another $10 million from the NSW Government to improve the Kings Highway around Bungendore.

    “The Labor Member for the NSW seat of Monaro, Steve Whan, says the road work will make a big difference to motorists.

    “There’s over $33 million being spent on the section of the highway from the edge of Queanbeyan across to the Defence (HQ) roundabout,” he said.

    “What people will see is some additional overtaking lanes, widening of roads and and better corners for people to use.”

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ant 6:44 pm 13 Oct 08

Jeez it took me heaps of clicks to re-find this story.

Win news just had a piece on the residents of Kings Way who are understandably upset at having a major road suddenly cutting straight through their area. I must say, I’m a bit puzzled by it, they could keep the old curve and just make it a smidge wider.

As Aurelius says, the road is fine. But we have people who now demand that any road that is not dead straight and dual carriageway is “dangerous”. It aint’ the road that’s dangerous!

As for the Turpentine Road, it’s a major project. It will make the route from Tarago, through Nerriga, to Nowra a tarred work of art. I’m not sure about the bit from Braidy to Nerriga, that might still be awful. But the Tarago route is going to be great.

If you do a search, you’ll find some updates on the RTA and Shoalhaven council sites.

Madman 2:38 pm 13 Oct 08

AG Canberra said :

Has anyone driven the new sealed road between Braidwood and Jervis Bay? Apparently an mountain of money hads been thrown at it via the local MP – Joanna Gash – and it has cut the time to get there from Canb by 40 mins…..

Don’t tell everyone about that road!!!

Now people are going to use it and won’t be a clear run anymore!!!

Overheard 2:21 pm 13 Oct 08

AG Canberra said :

Has anyone driven the new sealed road between Braidwood and Jervis Bay? Apparently an mountain of money hads been thrown at it via the local MP – Joanna Gash – and it has cut the time to get there from Canb by 40 mins…..

Oh, you what?! Is that finished? Turpentine Road?

Man, I pulled onto that at about 11am on the Monday of the long weekend (at the Jervis Bay end) and there was a big yellow sign warning of all sorts of dire consequences for 2WDs if they ventured past that point (‘Ere Be Dragons) in the wet for 60kms of unsealed road, and there was the mother of all storms on the way.

So I did a U-turn and took a much longer and more painful route (watch the spelling there) via a dozen little burghs, Batemans and the Clyde. And the aforementioned parade of boats and carvans.

Bah!

AG Canberra 1:49 pm 13 Oct 08

Has anyone driven the new sealed road between Braidwood and Jervis Bay? Apparently an mountain of money hads been thrown at it via the local MP – Joanna Gash – and it has cut the time to get there from Canb by 40 mins…..

mdme workalot 12:55 pm 13 Oct 08

I drive the road between Canberra and Cooma all the time tylers, and I’m not aware there’s a problem with it… most of the accidents along there seem to be caused by people spending the weekend skiing and then falling asleep on the way home.

FredJ 12:30 pm 13 Oct 08

I love that corner coming out of Queanbeyan – superb on a bike!

tylersmayhem 11:40 am 13 Oct 08

How bout’ upgrading the roads between Canberra and Cooma for christ’s sake? What’s it gonna take to do something about it…the death of a footballer on the route?

Aurelius 10:29 am 13 Oct 08

I drive the Kings Highway every day. The road itself is fine.
The problems come from the retarded idiots who think the speed limit doesn’t apply to them, or who spend the whole trip aching to be one car-space further up the chain of traffic.
I am appalled/amazed/baffled by the stupidity of people on that road whenever it gets a little crowded. If I had a gun licence, I’d sit on my verandah all weekend, taking pot shots at them, just to help Darwinism along a little.

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