Comrade Stanhope is celebrating massive improvements to his pathetic initial efforts to build the vexed Gungahlin Drive Extension.
- Peak-hour traffic on a popular section of the Gungahlin Drive Extension will flow more easily within weeks, with Caswell Drive southbound between the Aranda on-ramp and the City off-ramp to be duplicated by Christmas.
Chief Minister and Minister for Transport Jon Stanhope said the 1.35km duplication would ease peak-hour pressure caused by slower-travelling merging traffic joining traffic travelling from Gungahlin.
Scheduled for completion by the middle of next year are noise screening and visual screening for residents of Araba Street, in Aranda, and repaving of the intersection of the GDE and Belconnen Way.
Shame he didn’t build it right the first time around, but I imagine the Gungahlinoids will be thrilled by any improvement in their miserable lot.
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Indeed our very own Gungahlin Al has put out a media release welcoming this breakthrough, but venturing up to the front with his bowl and asking for more please.