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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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More money for the coast road.
Overheard 8:56 am 13 Oct 08

gun street girl said :

I am still wondering why we needed a roundabout near the Defense HQ in the first place. Is there enough traffic there at any one time to justify its existence?

Meanwhile, will the new road upgrade between Bungendore and Qbyn include funding for new teddy bears? The current ones are looking a little worn…

La ronde point pret de La Defense? Je ne sais pas, mais c’est vrai — c’est un grand ‘pain dans le derriere’.

Espeically heading coast-wards and Nanna or Uncle Reg gets totally spooked by the concept and slows to about 60km/h.

Thumper 8:54 am 13 Oct 08

Cool!!!

But I still have one to go to a good family.

Loquaciousness 8:36 am 13 Oct 08

Thumper said :

Hey Loq, does Aurelius still want a lamb?

Seriously. email me 😉

Thumper – we got some!

L

Thumper 8:20 am 13 Oct 08

I’ll be happy with a four lane megahighway with tunnels through the mountains and 160kph speed limits from canberra to batemans bay

Nothing less is acceptable. You know it makes sense.

bryansworld 5:46 am 13 Oct 08

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

I’m glad this guys isn’t a speechwriter, because something about this sentence worries me. I think it is the concept of using a corner. One Nation on Wheels, aka the Motorists Party wouldn’t make this mistake…..

ant 12:23 am 13 Oct 08

When HQ JOC opens for business, there will be traffic trouble. There’s going to be 600-odd people coming to work teh main shift (it’s 24 hours a day, but the main shift is teh daytime one), and there’s no public transport. And most of them will be living in Gunghalin. and they’ll all be coming and going around the same time.

Most peopel figure they will use the Sutton Road as Majura Road is already a debacle. Some might even use Macs Reef Rd if Sutton crumbles under the pressure.

They are going to put in a roundabout at Captain’s Flat Rd intersection with the King’s Hwy, but not until next year. That’s going to be ugly until then, as Captain’s Flat Rd is busy most of the time, but very much so at morning rush hour, when it meets the swarms coming in from Bung and surrounds. And of an evening, people trying to turn across and in, meeting the Defence people roaring home.

There’s a very dramatic change planned for the big curve as you come up out of Qbn on the King’s Hwy. That whole bend will be excised, they are going to run a road straight up, from just after the end of the 60 zone, up through that little subdivision (King’s Way?). But again, not til next year.

I think we’ll see some smashes for sure, caused by the extra volume.

nyssa76 10:53 pm 12 Oct 08

You’re right mr grumpy. They would take flex to make sure that they were ‘home’ long before 4:51pm.

mr grumpy 9:02 pm 12 Oct 08

wouldn`t want a traffic snarl there at 4.51 friday of a long weekend…..hang on, what self-respecting ps would still be there?

Thumper 8:20 pm 12 Oct 08

Hey Loq, does Aurelius still want a lamb?

Seriously. email me 😉

Nosey 7:39 pm 12 Oct 08

What a croc.

The Fed Gov should pay for the entire Kings upgrade from Canberra to the Coast.

The amount of money transferred between the two areas is a major market.

It has been too long to decide who is responsible and the end of the duck shoving needs to stop now.

Who else is a friend of a victim of the coastal roads??????

aronde 6:02 pm 12 Oct 08

gun street girl said :

I am still wondering why we needed a roundabout near the Defense HQ in the first place. Is there enough traffic there at any one time to justify its existence?
.

Well if it is anything like Amberley Air Force base I distinctly remember (from many years ago now) major traffic snarls around 5:01pm each weekday!

spoonbill 5:11 pm 12 Oct 08

firstly I am staggered that the previous commonwealth government got away with building that HQ in the middle of nowhere and then secondly that it did so without improving the roads, except for a section within about 500m of the roundabout.
Pork barreling at its very worst.

gun street girl 4:49 pm 12 Oct 08

I am still wondering why we needed a roundabout near the Defense HQ in the first place. Is there enough traffic there at any one time to justify its existence?

Meanwhile, will the new road upgrade between Bungendore and Qbyn include funding for new teddy bears? The current ones are looking a little worn…

Loquaciousness 4:30 pm 12 Oct 08

pptvb said :

Who gives a F*%K about the blackspots between Bungendore & Braidwood?

Good point. Although there are some serious-looking roadworks going on about 5-10km before you get to Braidwood as we speak – not sure what the plans are.

L

pptvb 4:25 pm 12 Oct 08

So, $33mil to upgrade between Qbn and the new defence HQ !
That should make the trip to work smoother.
It is soooo annoying when potholes spill the coffee.

Who gives a F*%K about the blackspots between Bungendore & Braidwood?

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