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Well you can’t say you didn’t ask for it – road resealing for New Years

By johnboy 20 November 2008 29

Chief Minister Stanhope has announced plans for (nearly) a million square metres of road resealing to take place next year under a $6 million maintenance program.

~$6 a square metre strikes me as a hell of a bargain price.

He’s promising the Northside works will be complete by January, with the crews heading south after that.

Here’s the major road program:

  • Coulter Drive, several sections – December 2008
  • Ginninderra Drive, several sections – December 2008
  • Southern Cross Drive, several sections – December 2008
  • William Hovel Drive, several sections – December 2008
  • Hindmarsh Drive, several sections in Weston Creek – January 2009
  • Lady Denman Drive, Cotter Road to Scrivener Dam – January 2009
  • Drakeford Drive, Summerland Circuit to Athllon Drive – February 2009
  • Canberra Avenue, National Circuit to Manuka Circle – February 2009

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miz 1:34 pm 22 Nov 08

It’s the vibe, el! Woden feels south even if it’s the actual middle!

el 1:25 pm 22 Nov 08

Another example would be Civic, which isn’t really northside, it’s just sort of ‘centre’.

Much like Woden.

miz 1:16 pm 22 Nov 08

Caf and Aeek, I suppose I was just going with the ‘vibe’ of the south, . . . eg, canberra ave is hardly south (it’s sort of ‘centre’ really).

TIme for a new paradigm, I reckon – the north and south of the lake is not really how people see things.

Another example would be Civic, which isn’t really northside, it’s just sort of ‘centre’.

Felix the Cat 9:36 pm 21 Nov 08

Speaking of roads…the new traffic lights at Morsehead Dr (near Duntroon) were working today. What a complete balls up at an attempt to get traffic flowing better by replacing a roundabout with lights. Coming from Majura Rd this afternoon and heading towards Fyshwick it took nearly 20 mins to get from Majura Rd onto the Monaro Hwy (near the Molongolo River watersking area) while the lights changed every 30 secs – just enough time to let half-a-dozen cars through at a time. Well done ACT govt, money well spent, NOT.

What’s the bet the new Pialligo Ave over/underpass will be a shambles as well.

caf 9:47 am 21 Nov 08

miz: Canberra Ave and the section of Lady Denman Drive mentioned are both south of the lake, too.

Jim Jones 8:57 am 21 Nov 08

Madman said :

No offence – but you don’t pay road fees on your bicycles so why should you get a lane that will cost approx $1-$2 extra a square metre and be paid for by the registered vehicles?

You’re an idiot.

johnboy 8:55 am 21 Nov 08

Possibly more salient, rego doesn’t begin to cover the cost of roadworks.

tylersmayhem 8:54 am 21 Nov 08

No offence – but you don’t pay road fees on your bicycles so why should you get a lane that will cost approx $1-$2 extra a square metre and be paid for by the registered vehicles?

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – I, and most other cyclists I know also own cars. When we are not riding, our cars sit in the garage at home. So as for the continuing mindless comments about cyclists, next bulls**t point please?!

Pandy 8:17 am 21 Nov 08

Is it just me or does anyone notice that Canberra seems to be the only place tht has regular road resealing programs?

Aeek 10:29 pm 20 Nov 08

also Southside – Lady Denman Drive, Cotter Road to Scrivener Dam

miz 10:12 pm 20 Nov 08

Hindmarsh and Drakeford appear to be the only Southside ones on this list Caf . . .

bd84 9:27 pm 20 Nov 08

They finished the majority of the 2nd caswell driver southbound lane and traffic is flowing, only problem now is they have blocked off the old one! Maybe it’s to fix the dodgy job they did on it in the first place..

Vic Bitterman 9:08 pm 20 Nov 08

They’re announcing all this, yet the Athllon Drive duplication in Greenway doesn’t appear to be finished? Road workers left months ago, yet still barricaded off lanes, 40km/h zones, no line makrings, southbound lanes still need another layer of asphalt and are as bumpy as all hell….

Aeek 7:14 pm 20 Nov 08

Madman, you are complaining about cyclists being moved out of your way?

Madman 7:06 pm 20 Nov 08

tylersmayhem said :

Ginninderra Drive, several sections – December 2008

Does that mean the local governments might actually provide a completed bike lane down G’derra drive?! Now that’s a Christmas present…for both cyclists AND the angry motorists out there!

No offence – but you don’t pay road fees on your bicycles so why should you get a lane that will cost approx $1-$2 extra a square metre and be paid for by the registered vehicles?

Suppose xmas is a good time to do it – half of Canberra will be on holidays, and brings more people work over the time that they need it.

DJ 4:05 pm 20 Nov 08

roccon said :

looks like the windscreen repairers will have a bumper new years trade. Thankyou Mr Spraypave. You are my saviour. lol

Sooo true. Time to buy shares…

caf 3:12 pm 20 Nov 08

By my reading, exactly half of those roads are north of the lake and half are south (traditionally the dividing line between northside and southside, no?).

Spitfire3 2:58 pm 20 Nov 08

How do you calculate that, miz?

miz 1:24 pm 20 Nov 08

Lots of Northside, not much Southside. Surprised? no. As usual, a very north-centric decision.

BeyondThought 12:32 pm 20 Nov 08

And when is the tunnel going to be built under the Russell Kings ave roundabout? Wasn’t this promised a couple of years ago?

See http://the-riotact.com/?p=6000

Is Rudd committeed to it?

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