3 January 2012

Summernats traffic arrangements

| johnboy
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Territory And Municipal Services are letting you know what roads they’re closing to make way for Summernats:

The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users that alternative traffic arrangements have been established for Summernats XXV, from Thursday 5 January 2012 to Sunday 8 January 2012.

These arrangements have been developed in conjunction with the Australian Federal Police, Exhibition Park in Canberra, Summernats management, Territory and Municipal Services and residents from Watson and Downer.

Changes will include:

— Stirling Avenue will be closed between Northbourne Avenue and Aspinall Street in Watson.
— The speed limit on Flemington Road, between Northbourne Avenue and Sandford Street, will be reduced to 40 kilometres per hour.
— Delays are expected on Flemington Road. Travellers are advised to use Gungahlin Drive for travel to and from Gungahlin. Alternative routes will be signposted.
— Delays are also expected on Northbourne Avenue near Exhibition Park in Canberra. Motorists are encouraged to use Antill Street and Wakefield Avenue as alternative routes.
— Additional parking will be available north of Exhibition Park in Canberra, with access via Sandford Street or Wells Station Road.
— Phillip Avenue and Swinden Street will remain open to traffic at all times.
— An ‘Alcohol Free Zone’ will be created along Aspinall Street, Stirling Avenue, Northbourne Avenue, Lonsdale Street and the Federal Highway, as well as short sections of Wells Station Road, Phillip Avenue, and the parking area north of Exhibition Park. These zones will be signposted.
— ‘No Parking’ and ‘No Camping’ signs will be erected on both sides of Northbourne Avenue

In addition they’ve also provided details of what the City Cruise will mean to other road users.

The Cruise takes place between the Summernats entrance to Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) off Federal Highway down Northbourne Avenue through to the intersection with London Circuit and then back to the starting point.

“The Summernats City Cruise, which is a convoy of 200 of the best vehicles from the event, promises to attract a wide range of Canberrans and visitors,” said Senior Manager, Traffic Management and Safety, Roads ACT, Rifaat Shoukrallah.

“It is important the Cruise takes place safely so the Federal Highway and Northbourne Avenue will be closed in sections as the convoy passes. The Cruise will travel at 40 kilometres per hour with a police escort involving a lead car, trailing car and supporting motorcycles.

“Roads ACT will also coordinate the traffic lights for the Cruise to ensure it proceeds smoothly. Access will be provided to emergency service vehicles if necessary.

“The best vantage points are in the City and at the Summernats entrance near the old Shell service station site, Stirling Avenue, and the Federal Highway. These locations are where the vehicles will be travelling at their slowest so people have more of a chance to see them.

“There is also parking available in the City and parking is available at EPIC via Old Well Station Road, off Federal Highway.”

For public safety reasons, the public is not permitted to watch the Cruise from the central median strip on Northbourne Avenue or the Federal Highway. An alcohol ban is also in place along the Federal Highway and Northbourne Avenue for the duration of the Cruise.

We published more info on the cruise back in December

[Photo from 2009]

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