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Serious collision on Long Gully Road

By Charlotte Harper - 10 May 2017 4

There has been a serious collision on Long Gully Road, which is currently closed to traffic in both directions from the intersection with Mugga Lane near the Monaro Highway through to Erindale Drive.

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Serious collision on Long Gully Road
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John Moulis 3:32 pm
11 May 17
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Long Gully Road pre-dates Canberra. It was a dirt track that ran across the Woden Valley and joined the original Kambah Road where the Stirling playing fields are now. When we moved here in 1970 (pre-Tuggeranong) Yamba Drive came to a sudden halt and the remainder of the Long Gully Track meandered down to the Monaro Highway.

In 1977 the track was sealed but due to Fraser government austerity the road wasn’t widened, it is essentially the same narrow track with a coating of bitumen.

Anybody driving along the road cannot fail to see the memorials and flowers tied to trees along the way. Long Gully Road is now a major arterial road linking Tuggeranong and Fyshwick. It should have been widened and renamed Long Gully Drive years ago.

Why we still have to put up with this dangerous goat track in the 21st Century is a total mystery.

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bj_ACT 6:15 pm
11 May 17
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Agree John Moulis with the widening of this road (it gets a very dangerous mix of Cars and heavy transport).

I am afraid my next door neighbour was killed there in the late 70s, my Dad’s best mates son was also killed here in the mid 80s. It is sad to see there are still issues with this road.

Sulwood Drive is another very busy and dangerous single lane main road that is long overdue for duplication. In fact Sulwood was on the plan for duplication with Athllon and Erindale Drives until self government re-directed roads funding in the late 80s to other roads around Canberra. You can still see some of the old Bridge Pylons and Graded areas for single lane Tuggeranong main roads that had the pin pulled on promised Duplication.

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dungfungus 7:03 pm
11 May 17
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John Moulis said :

Long Gully Road pre-dates Canberra. It was a dirt track that ran across the Woden Valley and joined the original Kambah Road where the Stirling playing fields are now. When we moved here in 1970 (pre-Tuggeranong) Yamba Drive came to a sudden halt and the remainder of the Long Gully Track meandered down to the Monaro Highway.

In 1977 the track was sealed but due to Fraser government austerity the road wasn’t widened, it is essentially the same narrow track with a coating of bitumen.

Anybody driving along the road cannot fail to see the memorials and flowers tied to trees along the way. Long Gully Road is now a major arterial road linking Tuggeranong and Fyshwick. It should have been widened and renamed Long Gully Drive years ago.

Why we still have to put up with this dangerous goat track in the 21st Century is a total mystery.

The current speed limit is 80kmh. It should be reduced to 60kmh.
I have seen so many near misses at the intersection of Mugga lane because there are trucks trying to get across there when cars are coming from both direction at 80kmh or above.

If the planned cemetery and crematorium were to proceed it would certainly have to be upgraded.

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rommeldog56 6:40 am
12 May 17
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Both Mugga Lane and Long Gully Road are carrying much more traffic these days since Mugga Lane tip was expanded to became the sole household rubbish tip for Canberra (and Queanbeyan ?). Traffic is often banked up both ways along Mugga Lane with cars, utes, trailers, SUVs, garbage trucks, heavy trucks and vehicles, garden removal businesses vehicles, etc.

Now, when the ACT Labor/Greens Govt decided to consolidate garbage collection into Mugga Lane tip, expanding it by at least 3 times its then current size, you would have thought that road/vehicle access would have figured prominently in those deliberations. Apparently not. Like the smell from the expanded tip affecting residences, its just poor planning – again.

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