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Stuck truck on the Monaro Highway

By johnboy - 5 August 2011 41

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Keith has sent in this picture which explains why traffic has been borked around the Monaro Highway this morning.

Not a good day for the truck driver.

UPDATE: Territory And Municipal Services are optimistically describing this as a breakdown:

The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users that there are traffic delays expected on the Monaro Highway in the vicinity of Sylvia Curley Bridge today as a result of a broken down heavy vehicle.

We advise motorists to avoid the area until further notice.

FURTHER UPDATE: We’re hearing they’ve freed the truck and traffic is returning to normal.

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41 Responses to
Stuck truck on the Monaro Highway
Keijidosha 11:17 am 05 Aug 11

The concrete divider in question is actually necessary. The bridge in question was widened a few years ago, and the road surface of the outside lane is a few inches higher than the other two lanes, hense the divider to prevent lane-hopping.

From the outside lane the divider looks like little more than a speed bump, but the drop off on the other side is substantial, hense why this truckie is beached az.

chewy14 11:09 am 05 Aug 11

Ex Warrior said :

Are we mining around the territory?
Where has the big dumpster been or wheres it off to?

I hear they’ve been building some sort of concrete structure out near the Cotter.

shirty_bear 10:56 am 05 Aug 11

It’s the same from both sides.

YetAnotherBlowIn 10:53 am 05 Aug 11

Can anyone you regularly uses this road tell me how much the concrete divider protrudes above the left hand/straight through lane? Obviously from this angle we can see that there is a significant drop but I’m wondering if from the left lane it looks like a normal height divider.

Ex Warrior 10:46 am 05 Aug 11

Are we mining around the territory?
Where has the big dumpster been or wheres it off to?

madamcholet 10:37 am 05 Aug 11

aussielyn said :

It was only a matter of time because that lane is so narrow for huge vehicles. Maybe it is the required minimum width required by Australian standards but truckies hate it.
I was expecting a Winnebago or B triple to come a cropper here.

Maybe they will take out the footpath now. How thick are traffic engineers!

What footpath? That lane used to be the footpath.

aussielyn 10:29 am 05 Aug 11

It was only a matter of time because that lane is so narrow for huge vehicles. Maybe it is the required minimum width required by Australian standards but truckies hate it.
I was expecting a Winnebago or B triple to come a cropper here.

Maybe they will take out the footpath now. How thick are traffic engineers!

dvaey 10:20 am 05 Aug 11

shirty_bear said :

First time I saw that bizarre little concrete wall (/triumph of brainless road “design”), I wondered how long it would be before someone got hung up on it. Would have gladly bet on much sooner. Or is this merely the most impressive effort to date?

+1

It seems like it has no purpose other than to permanently disable any vehicle that attempts to cross it. Ive never seen any other lane separation done in that way. Its all well and good for cars that can change lanes in the space of 5-10m but for a big truck, they need space to change lanes and if caught off-guard and need to make a sudden lane change, this sort of event will happen.

Im also wondering if it might have occured early this morning when visibility wasnt the best and an interstate driver was simply unfamiliar with the bizarre road construction used in that area.

Captain RAAF 10:17 am 05 Aug 11

Its pretty obvious to anyone that has driven down there that this fool of a truckie wanted to turn right at the lights up ahead but ignored or didn’t see the signs saying that the left hand lane was for straight ahead traffic only!

The thing is, if he’d just continued on, he could have made his turn at the intersection anyway or just done a blockie and gone around the long way at the next set of lights.

The concrete divider is a joke though.

Primal 10:09 am 05 Aug 11

I’m willing to be a few 4WDs have taken their chances going over it already.

Holden Caulfield 10:06 am 05 Aug 11

Haha, that’s a rather big oops. I can imagine the reported 4km traffic jam would have been overjoyed at seeing that too.

That silly lane divider is a rather large clusterf…

I’m sure there’s a good reason for it, and I’d like to hear what it is.

Rangi 10:02 am 05 Aug 11

Has anyone else noticed when coming through there from the other direction, the 2 lanes are way to skinny?

shirty_bear 10:00 am 05 Aug 11

First time I saw that bizarre little concrete wall (/triumph of brainless road “design”), I wondered how long it would be before someone got hung up on it. Would have gladly bet on much sooner. Or is this merely the most impressive effort to date?

qbngeek 9:56 am 05 Aug 11

I would say that either someone stopped suddenly in front of him and he took evasive action or he failed to consider that his truck probably shouldn’t go down there because it was too big (I think there may be signs with a size limit, will check on the way home) amnd tried to go towards the Airport at the last minute.

p1 9:47 am 05 Aug 11

Wow.

Did Keith have any idea what happened? Because from the photo it is pretty clear something when wrong, but I would love to know why the truckie drove (halfway) over that.

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