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Traffic is a mess in Lanyon

By mikal 6 January 2015 44

I thought I’d let people know that traffic is a real mess in Lanyon at the moment. The ACT government has closed Tharwa Drive to put a new sewer main in, and that means that pretty much anything south of Woodcock Drive in Tuggeranong is a mess.

I just drove from Erindale Drive down to my house in Gordon, and traffic was banked up from the intersection of Drakeford Drive and Woodcock Drive back to nearly Isabella Drive. I imagine its worse now, it wasn’t 5pm when I attempted it.

I live in a part of Gordon where you can only leave the suburb if you go onto Woodcock Drive. I look forward to the next three weeks of not being able to get out of the suburb at peak times.

I can’t imagine why they thought closing Tharwa Drive was a good idea. Why can’t they do the work one lane at a time like they do everywhere else?

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JC 1:54 pm 08 Jan 15

James-T-Kirk said :

Of course it is a mess – The local council (Don’t blame for me – I voted no on the referendumb like most of us…) doesn’t even know that Tuggeranong exists, probably because the suburb doesn’t start with a ‘G’ like the local councils star baby – Gungahlin.

Hey people who allegedly represent us – How about you start listening to people who don’t live in Gungahlin…

Nah – That will never happen…

Must admit I have never understood the mentaility represented by this post (and comments on many issues here and on the CT). Do you lot in Tuggernong not get it that Gungahlin and now Molonglo is where new development is, so of course they are going to get more nice new shiny ‘stuff’ compred to poor old Tuggeranong (and Belconnen and Woden etc). Likewise in the late 70’s, 80’s early 90’s Tuggeranong was getting more than its fair share of nice new stuff, but poor old Belco and Weston Creek were starting to miss out, all for the same reason.

It isn’t abut favouring one child over another, it is about putting money into new development.

The irony of course is this distruption is being caused by works to enable a new fire/ambo station to be built. So gee Tuggernong is getting something new.

PS and no I don’t live in Tuggeranong, nor do I live in Gungahlin, I live in West Belconnen.

watto23 12:53 pm 08 Jan 15

Maya123 said :

I wonder if there are any dirt tracks across nature parks that could be opened for traffic for the duration of the road closure? I don’t know the dirt tracks in this area, but I have seen many that would be fine to drive. Low speed limits could be applied to them.

Their is a firetrail around the back of Stranger Hill/Bonython from Woodcock drive that could actually be used. They could also maybe use the dirt tracks from the top of Eaglemont retreat in Conder to Theodore as well. In fact although illegal, I’d be getting some bolt cutters, chainsaw, or move the rocks to enable that 🙂

Maya123 11:44 am 08 Jan 15

I wonder if there are any dirt tracks across nature parks that could be opened for traffic for the duration of the road closure? I don’t know the dirt tracks in this area, but I have seen many that would be fine to drive. Low speed limits could be applied to them.

Genie 11:28 am 08 Jan 15

harvyk1 said :

Genie said :

Alot of you are whinging it’s taking an hour to move 500m… that’s a 5min walk. Perhaps if traffic is so bad, you could park your car elsewhere and get a bit of exercise. I sure as hell would be parking my car and walking 5minutes over sitting in traffic for an hour.

Great, so it’s a 5 minute walk, how am I meant to then get the rest of the 25km into work given my car is still stuck on the wrong side of the traffic jam?

It looks like the powers which be have realised that actual management of the situation is in order -> http://esa.act.gov.au/2015/01/07/new-traffic-flow-measures-for-south-tuggeranong-announced/

I give them absolutely no points for creating this mess, but I am happy to see them actually trying to come up with an appropriate solution, unlike some of the people complaining about the complainers (strangely enough, mainly northsiders at least within my FB feed).

I meant park your car elsewhere other than your driveway. If feasable park at the other end of the suburb and walk 10-15mins. I know I would be doing this if it saved me 60mins + sitting in the car not moving.

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