“The new arrangement will allow cyclists and pedestrians to safely detour around the closed Molonglo Reach path which was damaged in recent flooding. This section will be protected by traffic barriers,” Director, Roads ACT, Tony Gill said today.
“Given the work will also involve the narrowing of road lanes to allow for the safety barriers, the speed limit on Morshead Drive (westbound) from Staff Cadet Avenue in Duntroon to Russell Drive in Russell will be reduced to 60 kilometres per hour.
“I urge motorists to be patient during these temporary road measures as there will be some traffic delays especially in the morning peak period. Motorists should consider seeking an alternative route where possible.
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“In addition to providing safe passage for users, this temporary on-road path installation will allow permanent works to proceed. Currently public consultation is underway to determine opinions on the proposed use of the former Belconnen Way pedestrian bridge.