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Sunday road closures as we say goodbye to the big wet

By johnboy - 4 March 2012 8

All lanes on Parkes Way are now open.

Mugga Lane between Long Gully Road and the Monaro Highway is now open with a restricted speed limit of 40 kilometers per hour.

ROAD CLOSURES DUE TO WET WEATHER UPDATE

Motorists are reminded that the following roads and crossings are closed as a result of rain:

Morisset Road in Mitchell (access to Bimberi Youth Justice Centre is via Wells Station Road)

Majura Road between Majura Business Park and the Federal Highway

Mountain Creek Road at Uriarra

Cotter Road is closed at Casuarina Sands

Tidbinbilla Road is closed at the intersection of Booroomba Road through to Paddys River Road

Corin Road at the intersection with Paddy’s River Road

Paddy’s River Road (local residents will still have access)

Naas Road closed one kilometre south of Tharwa (this includes the Naas Road bridge over the Gudgenby River which has been damaged)

Boboyan Road

Smiths Road

Apollo Road

Bendora Dam Road

Orroral Valley Road

Brindabella Road at the start of the dirt section to the NSW border

Mount Franklin Road

Molonglo Gorge Road

Namadgi National Park (all roads within the park).

The following road warnings and partial closures remain:

There is excess water on the Barton Highway between Gold Creek Road and Gundaroo Drive (city bound).

Flemington Road city bound bus lane between Sandford Street and Exhibition Park is closed.

Please drive cautiously on Morshead Drive near Duntroon as there is excess water on the road.

One lane of Northbourne Avenue, in each direction closest to the median strip, is closed between Wakefield Avenue and Morphett Street.

The following crossings and bridges remain closed:

Cotter Bridge

Naas Road bridge on Naas Road

Uriarra Crossing

Swamp Creek Crossing

Coppins Crossing

Point Hut Crossing

Oaks Estate Crossing

Sunshine Crossing

Angle Crossing

Smiths Road Bridge.

People are urged to drive safely and respect the closures.

7:49am Sunday 4 March 2012

One westbound lane on William Hovell Drive between Coppins Crossing Road and Drake Brockman Drive is now closed.

Namadgi Visitor Centre is now closed.

Cotter Road in Curtin is no long under traffic control at Yarralumla Woolshed.

8:12am Sunday 4 March 2012

Due to public safety reasons a decision has been made to close Northbourne Avenue for southbound traffic travelling between Antill Street and Barry Drive.

Several trees have fallen along the side of Northbourne Avenue since the storm began.

Given there is predicted wind gusts this afternoon this closure has been made in the interests of public safety.

Detour signage is being erected. The road will be reopened once it is safe to do so. This is expected to be later today.

The ACT Government thanks motorists for their patience.

1:34pm Sunday 4 March 2012

Northbourne Avenue has been fully reopened to traffic.

The forecast is for winds to ease.

The ACT Government would like to thank motorists for their patience. Please continue to drive safely.

Check out the remaining road closures on the map below.

5:40pm Sunday 4 March 2012

Mugga Lane and William Hovell Drive are now operating as usual.

Motorists are reminded that the following roads remain closed:

Morisset Road in Mitchell (access to Bimberi Youth Justice Centre is via Wells Station Road);
Majura Road between Majura Business Park and the Federal Highway;
Mountain Creek Road at Uriarra;
Cotter Road is closed at Casuarina Sands (local residents will still have access);
Tidbinbilla Road is closed at the intersection of Booroomba Road through to Paddys River Road;
Corin Road at the intersection with Paddys River Road;
Paddys River Road (local residents will still have access);
Naas Road closed one kilometre south of Tharwa (this includes the Naas Road bridge over the Gudgenby River which has been damaged);
Boboyan Road;
Smiths Road;
Apollo Road;
Bendora Dam Road;
Orroral Valley Road;
Brindabella Road at the start of the dirt section to the NSW border;
Mount Franklin Road;
Molonglo Gorge Road; and
Namadgi National Park (all roads within the park).

The following road warnings and partial closures remain:

Flemington Road city bound bus lane between Sandford Street and Exhibition Park is closed.
Please drive cautiously along the Barton Highway between Gold Creek Road and Gundaroo Drive (city bound).

The following crossings and bridges remain closed:

Cotter Bridge (local residents will still have access);
Naas Road bridge on Naas Road;
Uriarra Crossing;
Swamp Creek Crossing;
Coppins Crossing;
Point Hut Crossing;
Oaks Estate Crossing;
Sunshine Crossing;
Angle Crossing;
Smiths Road Bridge; and
Paddys River Road crossing at Congwarra approximately 200 metres past Discovery Drive.

People are urged to drive safely and respect the closures.

8:33pm Sunday 4 March 2012

Majura Road is now open.

9:41pm Sunday 4 March 2012

road closure map

[Courtesy ESA]

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8 Responses to
Sunday road closures as we say goodbye to the big wet
unclebill 11:48 am 05 Mar 12

A big tree crushed the bus “shelter” at the Braddon Northbourne flats, it would have seriously injured anyone in there and definitely caused damage to cars. it was a good call to close the lane.

AsparagusSyndrome 4:47 pm 04 Mar 12

gazket said :

sunday 2:pm Northbourne ave south bound is closed the whole road and causing havock. who are the muppets making these decisions . the road looks fine.

Awww… did da poor liddle puddy tat have to take a detour…?

I’m sure Corin Road looked ‘fine’ too, just before this happened:
http://the-riotact.com/landslide-on-corin-dam-road-lucky-they-postponed-the-festival/66923

gazket logic fail. Muppets logic FTW.

Watson 3:08 pm 04 Mar 12

gazket said :

sunday 2:pm Northbourne ave south bound is closed the whole road and causing havock. who are the muppets making these decisions . the road looks fine.

It’s all fun and games until a gum tree falls on your car…

Overheard 2:55 pm 04 Mar 12

gazket said :

sunday 2:pm Northbourne ave south bound is closed the whole road and causing havock. who are the muppets making these decisions . the road looks fine.

Ever had a large tree stove in the top of your car? They tend to leave a large impression on your mind. Winds are forecast up to 25km/hr and reportedly there are already a couple of trees down.

Jivrashia 2:54 pm 04 Mar 12

gazket said :

sunday 2:pm Northbourne ave south bound is closed the whole road and causing havock. who are the muppets making these decisions . the road looks fine.

Confirmed.
From the Dickson intersection (Mouat/Antill) all the way to Haig Park section.

When it was still open around 2pm they were clearing some trees next to the road. I guess they deemed that the work required the space of the whole road to complete it. Based on the amount of debris they had it could take them an hour or two.

gazket 2:12 pm 04 Mar 12

sunday 2:pm Northbourne ave south bound is closed the whole road and causing havock. who are the muppets making these decisions . the road looks fine.

Jivrashia 12:54 pm 04 Mar 12

In a nutshell:
– Don’t drive out of town to go on a scenic drive
– Use other means than Majura Rd to get to and from the airport.

The End.

kakosi 11:55 am 04 Mar 12

It seems to be raining just as hard today as yesterday :/

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