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Morshead drive gets an on-road path. Speed limit lowered.

By johnboy - 27 March 2012 27

Territory and Municipal Services are advising that they’re putting an on-road path down to make up for the one which dropped into the river during the floods:

“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.

“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.

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27 Responses to
Morshead drive gets an on-road path. Speed limit lowered.
Sgt.Bungers 10:35 am 28 Mar 12

I have updated a map of speed limits in the area to include the new 60 limit:

http://actroads.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/CampbellRussellMarch2012.jpg

Sgt.Bungers 10:34 am 28 Mar 12

I have updated a map of all speed limits in that area to include the new 60 speed limit.

http://actroads.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/CampbellRussellMarch2012.jpg

KB1971 9:22 am 28 Mar 12

wildturkeycanoe said :

What other alternative routes are there that don’t slow to 60km/h? The only other options are Canberra Ave through Barton or the slow road to Limestone. ‘Tis another GDE moment about to explode in our faces, where a quick easy fix will turn into a drawn out and overpriced piece of “art” whilst the government chews through the expensive red tape.

It just grates on you doesnt it?

qbngeek 8:41 am 28 Mar 12

arescarti42 said :

damien haas said :

For some reason the road out Queanbeyan from Canberra Ave has been lowered from 100 to 80 kmh.

I think you have Sgt.Bungers to thank for that.

No, I think you will find that you have the roads standards to thank for that. Besides I am not really sure why it is that much of an issue. Makes no difference to everyday life when you drive up there at 80km/h instead of 100km/h.

KB1971 6:57 am 28 Mar 12

qbngeek said :

Wait for it……

Here comes all the whingers complaining about how much their lives are affected and how the world is going to grind to a halt because they have to slow down by 20km/h for a few hundred metres and that it costs them $44 billion a year in lost productivity.

This place is so predictable sometimes.

Nah, all the attention is on footpaths in Ainslie ATM…….

wildturkeycanoe 5:26 am 28 Mar 12

What other alternative routes are there that don’t slow to 60km/h? The only other options are Canberra Ave through Barton or the slow road to Limestone. ‘Tis another GDE moment about to explode in our faces, where a quick easy fix will turn into a drawn out and overpriced piece of “art” whilst the government chews through the expensive red tape.

milkman 11:43 pm 27 Mar 12

goggles13 said :

qbngeek said :

Wait for it……

Here comes all the whingers complaining about how much their lives are affected and how the world is going to grind to a halt because they have to slow down by 20km/h for a few hundred metres and that it costs them $44 billion a year in lost productivity.

This place is so predictable sometimes.

really depends on how temporary this arrangement is

The issue is not having to slow down, but rather whether the works turn that section of road from a 70km/h cruise in traffic to a first gear nightmare (like pretty much every other bit of roadwork around the place).

Morgan 9:59 pm 27 Mar 12

keepitup said :

“Currently public consultation is underway . . . ” Where can I have my say? I think that using the Belco bridge is a great idea, and I regularly ride around the lake but the NCA has made no effort to seek my opinion.

Yeah don’t get it, seems pretty uncontroversial to me, just slows everything down.

arescarti42 8:06 pm 27 Mar 12

Blame the government. Maybe if they had tended to the cycle path when it first started to fall in to the river 12+ months ago, it would still be there and the cyclists would still be on it, instead of on the road.

damien haas said :

For some reason the road out Queanbeyan from Canberra Ave has been lowered from 100 to 80 kmh.

I think you have Sgt.Bungers to thank for that.

Deckard 7:29 pm 27 Mar 12

qbngeek said :

This place is so predictable sometimes.

or not…

damien haas 6:15 pm 27 Mar 12

For some reason the road out Queanbeyan from Canberra Ave has been lowered from 100 to 80 kmh.

keepitup 6:14 pm 27 Mar 12

“Currently public consultation is underway . . . ” Where can I have my say? I think that using the Belco bridge is a great idea, and I regularly ride around the lake but the NCA has made no effort to seek my opinion.

goggles13 6:12 pm 27 Mar 12

qbngeek said :

Wait for it……

Here comes all the whingers complaining about how much their lives are affected and how the world is going to grind to a halt because they have to slow down by 20km/h for a few hundred metres and that it costs them $44 billion a year in lost productivity.

This place is so predictable sometimes.

really depends on how temporary this arrangement is

beh1972 5:54 pm 27 Mar 12

I had to ride that bit yesterday after dropping my car of in Fyshwick for servicing. The stretch of Morsehead Drive between RMC and Russell is lethal for cyclists.

The sooner this is done the better.

qbngeek 4:58 pm 27 Mar 12

Wait for it……

Here comes all the whingers complaining about how much their lives are affected and how the world is going to grind to a halt because they have to slow down by 20km/h for a few hundred metres and that it costs them $44 billion a year in lost productivity.

This place is so predictable sometimes.

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