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Northbourne Avenue path upgrade

By Michael Reid - 7 July 2016 5

 

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Work will start next week on stage 1 of the Northbourne Avenue verge refurbishment project.

The paths on a 1.5 kilometre section of Northbourne Avenue between Haig Park and Barry Drive/Cooyong Street will be widened from 1.2 metres to 2.5 metres.

Works will commence in Northbourne Avenue’s eastern verge adjacent to Haig Park.

The project, to be carried out by CB Excavations, will also implement a 12-month ‘no bollard’ trial, designed to reduce verge clutter and create a more open verge landscape.

The implementation of further verge improvements on Northbourne Avenue, between Antill Street and Murdoch Street, will be assessed following this first stage of works and will be subject to further funding.

The works were funded in the 2014-15 ACT budget. Works are expected to be completed in late 2016.

 

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Northbourne Avenue path upgrade
gooterz 1:24 pm 09 Jul 16

I wonder how much of this 1.5km will be ripped up months after completion, as part of the upgrades to incorporate the tram infrastructure? Seems a little premature to do this work if there is a possibility of it changing once tram platforms and road widening/narrowing occurs.

Add to the myway cost this is just another tangential cost to implement light rail. We’ll see several area redone over and over again as light rail comes in. Just like they’ll have to redo all the bus route and make bus tram crossovers. When the first person gets hit my traffic they’ll do bridges and change the traffic lights.

wildturkeycanoe 6:22 am 09 Jul 16

I wonder how much of this 1.5km will be ripped up months after completion, as part of the upgrades to incorporate the tram infrastructure? Seems a little premature to do this work if there is a possibility of it changing once tram platforms and road widening/narrowing occurs.

rommeldog56 3:19 pm 08 Jul 16

David_Wedgwood said :

These works include only one shared path on either side of Northbourne Avenue, rather than separate walking and cycling facilities like those alongside the Georges River in Sydney.
If the on-road cycle lane is removed, then pedestrians will either continue to share a path with 30 km/h cyclists, or undermine the Government’s “Transport For Canberra” targets by driving instead.

What would be wrong with pedestrians continuing “to share a path with 30 km/h cyclists” ???

Don’t, by law, 60 or 80 km/h vehicles share the roads with 30 km/h cyclists now.

If its a “shared” path, maybe cyclists should slow down.

ungruntled 1:15 pm 08 Jul 16

God I hope they can at least execute this expediciously!

There’s no where in this city one seems to be able to go without running into everlasting roadworks! Hasn’t the Assembly heard of time clauses in works contracts?

Maybe they could pick a spot & focus till it’s done? Have they all got ADHD?

Leon 11:32 am 08 Jul 16

These works include only one shared path on either side of Northbourne Avenue, rather than separate walking and cycling facilities like those alongside the Georges River in Sydney.
If the on-road cycle lane is removed, then pedestrians will either continue to share a path with 30 km/h cyclists, or undermine the Government’s “Transport For Canberra” targets by driving instead.

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