Northbourne roadworks to disrupt traffic from Monday morning

Dominic Giannini 16 August 2020 6
Northbourne Avenue

Disruptions to traffic are set to be in place for at least three months. Photo: Google.

Motorists are being told to expect delays along Northbourne Avenue as lane closures and speed reductions between Macarthur Avenue in O’Connor and Mouat Street in Lyneham start from 6:00 am Monday (17 August).

Reduced speed limits of 40km/h will be in place for the duration of the roadworks and motorists are being advised to use alternate routes where possible.

The majority of roadworks, which will remove the existing road pavement to conduct repairs to kerbing and stormwater drains then lay new pavement and road markings, will be done between 6:00 am and 3:00 pm Monday to Friday, and 7:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturdays.

The on-road cycle lane will also be improved.

“This will require its closure for the duration of this project,” a Transport Canberra spokesperson said.

“During this time, cyclists will have the option of remaining on the road, noting there will be no designated cycle lane, or making use of the off-road footpath. Signage will be in place.”

Work will commence from the inside lane (closest to the light rail corridor), with only one lane of traffic open between 6:00 am and 3:00 pm and two lanes will be open outside of these hours.

During work hours Murdoch Street will be closed in both directions between Goodwin Street and Northbourne Avenue, and access will be provided to residents on this street and construction vehicles only.

The lane closures will last for about three months and all works are set to be completed by the end of the year.

For more information on these works and other projects in the area, visit City Services or contact Access Canberra on 13 22 81.


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6 Responses to Northbourne roadworks to disrupt traffic from Monday morning
Pat Murray Pat Murray 4:06 pm 17 Aug 20

I’m happy.

Peter Garlick Peter Garlick 4:40 am 17 Aug 20

Typical canberra. Complain about shoddy roads, then complain when they're getting fixed. Canberra's are never happy.

Jesse Mahoney Jesse Mahoney 9:27 pm 16 Aug 20

This should have started months ago when traffic dipped. It's on the way back up.

Steven Campbell Steven Campbell 9:06 pm 16 Aug 20

Well done... More tradies standing around and utes parked on the road... Please make sure you close off more road than required... And don’t forget to hire a few lollipop ladies on $120k pa to flip the signs. Tax payer money are the easiest kind of money to spend..

    Monique Neejchee Jenkins Monique Neejchee Jenkins 4:53 pm 18 Aug 20

    I mean, if someone wants to pay me 120k I'll be a lollipop flipper...

Felicia Jane Felicia Jane 8:14 pm 16 Aug 20

What a shock🙃 Northborne has been horrible for as many years as it took to build the light rail and now this - not surprised.

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