Chief Minister Gallagher is calling for tenders for the Belconnen to City Transitway project.
“The Belconnen to City Transitway project will make public transport more attractive and accessible for people travelling between Belconnen and the City.
“Due to commence in early-2012, the first stage of work will include a continuous dedicated bus lane on Barry Drive from Clunies Ross Street through to Kingsley Street in the City; a new major bus station at City West integrated with the new ANU Exchange development; on and off-road cycling facilities along Barry Drive; and new pedestrian facilities.”
The Chief Minister said the project will be undertaken in stages with work in the Belconnen area planned to commence in 2012-13.
“Subject to future funding, other stages of work will include bus priority measures along College Street and Haydon Drive in Belconnen and the duplication of College Street,” the Chief Minister said.
The Busway has been a subject of mirth on this site since 2004 when Simon Corbell claimed it would knock fifteen minutes off a journey which, at the time, was regularly completed in 14 minutes.
Th level headed John Hargreaves and Ted Quinlan killed it off in their time, but with their departure from the stage it appears to be steaming ahead again.