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Road closures in Acton, Barton, Kingston, Parkes, Forrest and Griffith this weekend

By Barcham - 11 April 2013 16

For your information Rioters.

The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users that there will be a number of temporary road closures this weekend associated with the 2013 Australian Running Festival and AFL at Manuka Oval.

Road closures will be in place from 5 am Saturday 13 April 2013 to 4 pm Sunday 14 April 2013. Affected areas include Acton, Barton, Kingston, Parkes, Forrest and Griffith.

Visit the special events road closures page on the TAMS website at www.tams.act.gov.au for a full list of the roads that will be closed.

Barriers as well as warning and diversion signs will be erected to alert people to the closures.

For up-to-date information on road closures please call Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.

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16 Responses to
Road closures in Acton, Barton, Kingston, Parkes, Forrest and Griffith this weekend
Primal 9:43 am 12 Apr 13

PDF maps of road closures are available on the Australian Running Festival site: http://www.runningfestival.com.au/

BimboGeek said :

I just don’t understand why build so many bike paths then close roads for a bike ride or indeed a run? Are they saying the paths are rubbish?

Well you can’t fit 12 riders/runners abreast on a bike path, for starters…

HiddenDragon 9:29 am 12 Apr 13

Gungsuperstar’s final sentence at #12 is well put, but my point was not about disruption to my life, but about the arrogance of power, and the ham-fisted manner in which it is all too often exercised in this town.

Holden Caulfield 9:08 am 12 Apr 13

BLOODY CYCLISTS!!!

gungsuperstar 2:45 am 12 Apr 13

Of course, why should we inconvenience the couple of dozen Canberrans who actually venture out in cars on weekends to accommodate, encourage and even promote the social side of physical activity?

Never have a I lived in a city that gets it’s back up to such a ridiculous extent over the notion that roads actually belong to tax payers, not to cars. It’s a couple of days a year, and it should be encouraged, not bitched about.

This would be a much nicer place to live if people had a semblance of community, rather than the first question they ask in response to anything being “how will this negatively affect me?”

BimboGeek 1:04 am 12 Apr 13

I just don’t understand why build so many bike paths then close roads for a bike ride or indeed a run? Are they saying the paths are rubbish?

As for the list of closures, would it be easier if they just told us what is still open?

HiddenDragon 11:48 pm 11 Apr 13

dtc said :

HiddenDragon said :

What a complete and utter dog’s breakfast. The alacrity with which public space in this town is sequestered for the purposes of righteous minorities never ceases to amaze me. Reasonable enough – given the raison d’etre of our fair city – when it’s a reasonably well organised group wanting to make their views on an important issue known to politicians, and others who might see the resultant media coverage. As for the rest, including this jamboree, I hope that the profits for the motels, bars, restaurants and knocking shops, justify the disruption, and the cost to government of organising it.

talking of righteous

diddums. Will your morning latte be disrupted?

As it happens, I don’t drink lattes and don’t live near the affected areas – so, of course, I am not really entitled to an opinion on this, and should just shut-up, keep paying my rates and taxes etc. etc., and leave it to the people who know best – runners, football fanciers etc., and the politicians who pander to them, to do as they wish with this city.

dtc 11:00 pm 11 Apr 13

HiddenDragon said :

What a complete and utter dog’s breakfast. The alacrity with which public space in this town is sequestered for the purposes of righteous minorities never ceases to amaze me. Reasonable enough – given the raison d’etre of our fair city – when it’s a reasonably well organised group wanting to make their views on an important issue known to politicians, and others who might see the resultant media coverage. As for the rest, including this jamboree, I hope that the profits for the motels, bars, restaurants and knocking shops, justify the disruption, and the cost to government of organising it.

talking of righteous

diddums. Will your morning latte be disrupted?

Jethro 10:25 pm 11 Apr 13

Pork Hunt said :

Didn’t they just have a running festival at Stromlo a week or two ago? These runners are getting as bad as cyclists. Why should the rest of the world be f#%ked up the arse (with no lube), just to accommodate them?

Runners use lube.

Otherwise chafing.

You could ask to borrow some.

HiddenDragon 9:41 pm 11 Apr 13

What a complete and utter dog’s breakfast. The alacrity with which public space in this town is sequestered for the purposes of righteous minorities never ceases to amaze me. Reasonable enough – given the raison d’etre of our fair city – when it’s a reasonably well organised group wanting to make their views on an important issue known to politicians, and others who might see the resultant media coverage. As for the rest, including this jamboree, I hope that the profits for the motels, bars, restaurants and knocking shops, justify the disruption, and the cost to government of organising it.

Dacquiri 9:07 pm 11 Apr 13

But wait — there’s more. As for, ‘These runners are getting as bad as cyclists,’ Pedal Power has informed people (in at least one document that I’ve seen) that, ‘We will be closing Mount Stromlo Road from 11:30am till approx 5pm on April 21st’ for the 5 Peaks Challenge. Yes, the whole road, and yes, Pedal Power is closing it.

Pork Hunt 8:38 pm 11 Apr 13

Didn’t they just have a running festival at Stromlo a week or two ago? These runners are getting as bad as cyclists. Why should the rest of the world be f#%ked up the arse (with no lube), just to accommodate them?

thatsnotme 8:35 pm 11 Apr 13

My suggestion would be that if you need to drive anywhere in the area, you take the suggestion of the release and call Canberra Connect beforehand.

‘Hi – I’m planning to drive into the Kingston Markets this Sunday. I’ll be coming from Belconnen, so normally would drive down Parkes Way, over Kings Avenue Bridge, and then down Bowen Drive and Wentworth Avenue. Should I go this way, or plan an alternative route? We might head into Manuka for lunch afterwards too – what would be the best route to take to get there?’

Enough calls like this, and I’m sure it wouldn’t take too long before TAMS provided info like this in something other than a wall of text. What they’ve got available at the moment is a bad joke.

DavidL 8:04 pm 11 Apr 13

I agree with you madscientist. What a mess. The original post itself could do with improving too. Whilst well-intentioned, there is no “special events road closures” page on the TAMS home page
Main TAMS page, as quoted
Then either to a new page “Roads and Transport” and on from there OR bottom of page to the heading “Roads and Transport” and choose “Road Closures”
Then “Special Events”
Or you could have given the correct link in the first place?
http://www.tams.act.gov.au/roads-transport/act_public_road_closures/listings/special_events

And if you wanted to look at the list of closures for your suburb using your browser find option? You won’t find Acton in the list at all. I couldn’t be bothered checking if the other suburbs listed in the heading are also missing – perhaps someone else has time. Your bad TAMS.

switch 7:55 pm 11 Apr 13

madscientist said :

So the list of the closures from the website is below (and no, there’s no pretty formatting on the website to make it at all eaiser to read.

Really, TAMS.. a map would have been that hard?

Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 April 2013 TIME: 5.00 am Saturday 13 April 2013 to 4.00 pm Sunday 14 April 2013. NEW SOUTH WALES CRESCENT: Between Telopea Park West and Dominion Circuit. Saturday 13 April 2013 TIME: 7.30 am to 2.00 pm NEW SOUTH WALES CRESCENT: Between Telopea Park East and Telopea Park West – entire length. DARLING STREET: Between Telopea Park West and Young Street. YOUNG STREET: Between Darling Street and Brisbane Avenue. MACQUARIE STREET: Between Bourke Street and New South Wales Crescent. BRISBANE AVENUE: Between Young Street and Wentworth Avenue. DOMINION CIRCUIT: Between Fitzroy Street and New South Wales Crescent. TIME: 7.30 am to 7.00 pm TELOPEA PARK WEST: Between Manuka Circle and Wentworth Avenue. TELOPEA PARK EAST: Between Manuka Circle and Wentworth Avenue. MANUKA CIRCLE: Between Fitzroy Street and Telopea Park West. MANUKA CIRCLE: Between Oxley Street and Telopea Park East. CURRIE CRESCENT: Between Giles Street and Telopea Park East. TENCH STREET: Between Giles Street and Telopea Park East. JARDINE STREET: Between Giles Street and Telopea Park East. GOSSE STREET: Between Wentworth Avenue and Telopea Park East. TIME: 2.00 pm to 7.00 pm NEW SOUTH WALES CRESCENT: Between Telopea Park East and Dominion Circuit. NEW SOUTH WALES CRESCENT: Between Telopea Park West and Young Street. GIPPS STREET: Between Telopea Park West and Young Street. DARLING STREET: Between Telopea Park West and Young Street. Sunday 14 April 2013 TIME: 6.30 am to 1.30 pm NEW SOUTH WALES CRESCENT: Between Telopea Park East and Telopea Park West – entire length. TELOPEA PARK WEST: Between Manuka Circle and Wentworth Avenue. PARKES WAY: Westbound between Kings Avenue and Glenloch Interchange and no right turn for southbound traffic from Anzac Parade and Coranderrk Street into Parkes Way. DOMINION CIRCUIT: At the intersection with Fitzroy Street. MACQUARIE STREET: At the intersection with Bourke Street. MANUKA CIRCLE: Between Fitzroy Street and New South Wales Crescent. WENTWORTH AVENUE: Between Telopea Park East and Telopea Park West. BOWEN DRIVE: Between Wentworth Avenue and Kings Avenue. KING EDWARD TERRACE: Between Langton Crescent and Kings Avenue. FLYNN DRIVE: Between Coronation Drive and King Edward Terrace. FLYNN PLACE: Between Flynn Drive and Commonwealth Avenue. ALBERT STREET: Barrine Drive and Commonwealth Avenue. LANGTON CRESCENT: Between Queen Victoria Terrace and King Edward Terrace. DARLING STREET: At intersection with Telopea Park West and Macquarie Street. GIPPS STREET: At intersection with Telopea Park West. COMMONWEALTH AVENUE: Two lanes northbound between Parkes Way down ramp and Flynn Place up ramp. KINGS AVENUE: One lane between King Edward Terrace and Parkes Way. FLYNN DRIVE: At intersection with Kaye Street TIME: 6.45 am to 7.20 am CURRIE CRESCENT: At the intersection with Telopea Park East. TELOPEA PARK EAST: Between Manuka Circle and Wentworth Avenue. TENCH STREET: At the intersection with Telopea Park East. JARDINE STREET: At the intersection with Telopea Park East. GOSSE STREET: At the intersection with Telopea Park East. MANUKA CIRCLE: At the intersection with Oxley Street TIME: 6.30 am to 8.30 am PARKES PLACE: At intersection with King Edward Terrace and King George Terrace. LANGTON CRESCENT: Between Commonwealth Avenue and King Edward Terrace. KING GEORGE TERRACE: Between Langton Crescent and Kings Avenue. QUEEN VICTORIA TERRACE: Between Coronation Drive and Kings Avenue. FEDERATION MALL: Between Queen Victoria Terrace and Parliament Drive. PARLIAMENT DRIVE: Between Melbourne Avenue and Federation Mall – entire length. WALPOLE CRESCENT: Between Queen Victoria Terrace and King George Terrace. COMMONWEALTH PLACE: Between King Edward Terrace and Parkes Place.

Where?

madscientist 6:32 pm 11 Apr 13

So the list of the closures from the website is below (and no, there’s no pretty formatting on the website to make it at all eaiser to read.

Really, TAMS.. a map would have been that hard?

Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 April 2013 TIME: 5.00 am Saturday 13 April 2013 to 4.00 pm Sunday 14 April 2013. NEW SOUTH WALES CRESCENT: Between Telopea Park West and Dominion Circuit. Saturday 13 April 2013 TIME: 7.30 am to 2.00 pm NEW SOUTH WALES CRESCENT: Between Telopea Park East and Telopea Park West – entire length. DARLING STREET: Between Telopea Park West and Young Street. YOUNG STREET: Between Darling Street and Brisbane Avenue. MACQUARIE STREET: Between Bourke Street and New South Wales Crescent. BRISBANE AVENUE: Between Young Street and Wentworth Avenue. DOMINION CIRCUIT: Between Fitzroy Street and New South Wales Crescent. TIME: 7.30 am to 7.00 pm TELOPEA PARK WEST: Between Manuka Circle and Wentworth Avenue. TELOPEA PARK EAST: Between Manuka Circle and Wentworth Avenue. MANUKA CIRCLE: Between Fitzroy Street and Telopea Park West. MANUKA CIRCLE: Between Oxley Street and Telopea Park East. CURRIE CRESCENT: Between Giles Street and Telopea Park East. TENCH STREET: Between Giles Street and Telopea Park East. JARDINE STREET: Between Giles Street and Telopea Park East. GOSSE STREET: Between Wentworth Avenue and Telopea Park East. TIME: 2.00 pm to 7.00 pm NEW SOUTH WALES CRESCENT: Between Telopea Park East and Dominion Circuit. NEW SOUTH WALES CRESCENT: Between Telopea Park West and Young Street. GIPPS STREET: Between Telopea Park West and Young Street. DARLING STREET: Between Telopea Park West and Young Street. Sunday 14 April 2013 TIME: 6.30 am to 1.30 pm NEW SOUTH WALES CRESCENT: Between Telopea Park East and Telopea Park West – entire length. TELOPEA PARK WEST: Between Manuka Circle and Wentworth Avenue. PARKES WAY: Westbound between Kings Avenue and Glenloch Interchange and no right turn for southbound traffic from Anzac Parade and Coranderrk Street into Parkes Way. DOMINION CIRCUIT: At the intersection with Fitzroy Street. MACQUARIE STREET: At the intersection with Bourke Street. MANUKA CIRCLE: Between Fitzroy Street and New South Wales Crescent. WENTWORTH AVENUE: Between Telopea Park East and Telopea Park West. BOWEN DRIVE: Between Wentworth Avenue and Kings Avenue. KING EDWARD TERRACE: Between Langton Crescent and Kings Avenue. FLYNN DRIVE: Between Coronation Drive and King Edward Terrace. FLYNN PLACE: Between Flynn Drive and Commonwealth Avenue. ALBERT STREET: Barrine Drive and Commonwealth Avenue. LANGTON CRESCENT: Between Queen Victoria Terrace and King Edward Terrace. DARLING STREET: At intersection with Telopea Park West and Macquarie Street. GIPPS STREET: At intersection with Telopea Park West. COMMONWEALTH AVENUE: Two lanes northbound between Parkes Way down ramp and Flynn Place up ramp. KINGS AVENUE: One lane between King Edward Terrace and Parkes Way. FLYNN DRIVE: At intersection with Kaye Street TIME: 6.45 am to 7.20 am CURRIE CRESCENT: At the intersection with Telopea Park East. TELOPEA PARK EAST: Between Manuka Circle and Wentworth Avenue. TENCH STREET: At the intersection with Telopea Park East. JARDINE STREET: At the intersection with Telopea Park East. GOSSE STREET: At the intersection with Telopea Park East. MANUKA CIRCLE: At the intersection with Oxley Street TIME: 6.30 am to 8.30 am PARKES PLACE: At intersection with King Edward Terrace and King George Terrace. LANGTON CRESCENT: Between Commonwealth Avenue and King Edward Terrace. KING GEORGE TERRACE: Between Langton Crescent and Kings Avenue. QUEEN VICTORIA TERRACE: Between Coronation Drive and Kings Avenue. FEDERATION MALL: Between Queen Victoria Terrace and Parliament Drive. PARLIAMENT DRIVE: Between Melbourne Avenue and Federation Mall – entire length. WALPOLE CRESCENT: Between Queen Victoria Terrace and King George Terrace. COMMONWEALTH PLACE: Between King Edward Terrace and Parkes Place.

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