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Tuggers Rejoice! Athllon Drive Duplication Complete!

By johnboy 19 June 2009 24

Jon Stanhope is proud to announce that the duplication of Athllon Drive through the Tuggeranong Town Centre has now been completed.

The rest of the associated works are on target for completion later this month.

    “This $2 million project sees the completion of the Athllon Drive duplication through the Tuggeranong Town Centre,” Mr Stanhope said. “The three-kilometre loop between Drakeford Drive (north) to Drakeford Drive (south) is now dual carriageway.

    “The new road will ease traffic congestion and improve the safety of this busy thoroughfare, which is used by 20,000 vehicles every day.

    “Road users can also expect better access to the Tuggeranong Town Centre and the new suburb of Bonython West.

    “Importantly, the works included on-road cycle lanes – part of the ACT Government’s commitment to fund cycle lanes on all arterial roads as they are upgraded.

Lucky they managed to get the cycle paths in…

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Very Busy 5:10 pm 20 Jun 09

Igglepiggle said :

Well the duplication makes a difference to northbound traffic on Drakeford in the mornings as it approaches the Isabella roundabout . A long turning lane inot a dedicated lane as opposed to the quick merge there was before menas the long queue of cars that used to be piled all down Drakeford is gone!

That change was separate to the Athllon duplication and could have been done years ago simply by remarking the road. Many cars used to just slip down the left of the marked lane anyway. Better late than never I suppose!!!!!!

el 4:11 pm 20 Jun 09

The stretch between the Waniassa shops and Sulwood is virtually a carpark each morning between 8 and 9.

No kidding. Has been this way for 15-20 odd years too.

Igglepiggle 2:48 pm 20 Jun 09

Well the duplication makes a difference to northbound traffic on Drakeford in the mornings as it approaches the Isabella roundabout . A long turning lane inot a dedicated lane as opposed to the quick merge there was before menas the long queue of cars that used to be piled all down Drakeford is gone!

someoneincanb 12:26 pm 20 Jun 09

I had the displeasure of a truck in front of me spraying up loose gravel that is/was in piles all over Drakeford Dve. I now have a chip in my windscreen.

The duplication of Athllon is laughable. What a waste of money to get public servants to work 10mins faster. The home trip still merges down to a single lane and is a traffic nightmare.

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