TAMS are trying to explain what they’re doing to traffic in Belconnen as they try to redress the many mistakes of the past.
- As part of the Belconnen Town Centre improvements, Cohen Street will be extended from Lathlain Street through Joynton Smith Drive and the existing bus interchange to Emu Bank. In conjunction with these works, the extension of the Westfield Mall will take place along Lathlain Street and over Joynton Smith Drive.
The project will also see the existing bus interchange decommissioned on 25 May 2009. During the redevelopment process, temporary bus stations will be located on Cohen Street, Lathlain Street and Cameron Avenue. These bus stations will provide connections to all bus routes passing through the Belconnen Town Centre. Bus patrons wanting to visit the Westfield Belconnen can use the Lathlain Street stop, with other stops further east more suited to people wishing to access offices, the college and community facilities.
As part of the overall Cohen Street Extension Project a number of new traffic lights will also be installed at key intersections to manage the changed traffic arrangements and improve access for pedestrians and cyclists. New traffic lights include:
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— Benjamin Way/Emu Bank
— Emu Bank/Eastern Valley Way
— Cohen Street/Josephson Street
— Cohen Street/Nettlefold Street
— Cohen Street/Lathlain Street
For bus user’s there’s a dedicated page explaining the process.