The National Capital Authority have an update on their glacial efforts to make the Bowen Place crossing fit for purpose:
It is anticipated construction of the underpass will be complete by the end of 2014.’
A number of measures will be put in place to improve safety until the underpass is complete.
‘The temporary crossing being installed today will be positioned further up Bowen Drive, away from the bend in the road, to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety,’ Mr Rake said.
‘This will allow pedestrians and cyclists to assess the speed of oncoming traffic, giving them more time to make their decision about crossing the road. We hope that all users will recognise the improved safety and utilise the new crossing point.’
‘The speed limit at Bowen Place will also be reduced to 50km/hour from June 2013,’ he said.
The temporary crossing will remain in place during the construction of the underpass to allow continuous access for all users during the works.
The existing crossing point on Bowen Drive will be removed in June 2013.