The ACT Government have provided details about how people can safely enjoy the Summernats City Cruise at midday today, as well as the temporary disruption it will cause to motorists and pedestrians.
The Cruise will take place from the entrance to Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) off Flemington Road and will travel down the Federal Highway and Northbourne Avenue through to the intersection with London Circuit. It will then return along Northbourne Avenue, concluding at the entrance to EPIC at the intersection of the Federal Highway and Stirling Avenue.
“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 Karl Cloos, Acting Director, Roads ACT.
“It is important the Cruise takes place safely so the Federal Highway and Northbourne Avenue will be closed in sections as the convoy passes. For the duration of the Cruise, Flemington Road between Randwick Road and the Federal Highway will also be closed.
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“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 entrance to EPIC at the intersection of the Federal Highway and Stirling Avenue. 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 the 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.
Uniformed police officers will have a presence along the route to assist with crowd control. All road rules will apply for the event. Staff from the Road Transport Authority will be monitoring vehicles prior to their participation.
If you have any questions, please contact Canberra Connect on 13 22 81. For more information on Summernats please visit www.summernats.com.au
Updates on the convoy will be provided via the TAMS Twitter site @tamsmediaroom
(Territory and Municipal Services Directorate Media Release)