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Wentworth Avenue upgrade

By johnboy - 5 April 2013 29

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Mayor Rattenbury is letting it be known they’re digging up Wentworth Avenue.

Work will commence next week on a $1 million upgrade of Wentworth Avenue in Kingston, Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, announced today.

“The pavement upgrade to the city bound carriageway of Wentworth Avenue, from Burke Crescent to Dawes Street, will make the road safer for motorists, cyclists and other road users, and will improve the amenity of the area,” Mr Rattenbury said.

“Approximately 650 metres of the city bound carriageway will receive a new surface and new kerbs and guttering. A bitumen coated polyester grid will be used in the resurfacing to help prevent cracks and gaps appearing on the surface of the road, which is often the case with older roads built with a concrete base.

“Once work is complete, the 10,000 or so vehicles that use this carriageway each day and the cyclists that use the on-road cycle path will have a smoother journey.”

Work on each of the two city bound lanes of Wentworth Avenue will be completed separately. Traffic will be limited to one lane while work is in progress.

The right hand lane will be completed first and will be closed from Monday 8 April 2013 to Friday 10 May 2013.

During the works, Burke Crescent, Cunningham Street and Dawes Street will be closed to through traffic at the intersection with Wentworth Avenue. Vehicles will still be able to make a left hand turn onto Wentworth Avenue at these intersections during the stage one works on the right hand lane.


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Wentworth Avenue upgrade
beardedclam 3:53 pm 05 Apr 13

gungsuperstar said :

Loxmyf said :

Surely it would make more sense to NOT repeat the mistakes of the GDE. It’s a divided road, so if they diverted all traffic down one side, making it a 2 lane road, they could work on the entire road in one direction and then swap sides and complete the entire other direction.

Either way there’ll be interruption to the intersections along the way. Wouldn’t it be less of a hassle to just divert all side road traffic around other roads for the entire project instead of pot luck as you drive along the road whether you can turn up the street you want today or not?

Loxmyf said :

Surely it would make more sense to NOT repeat the mistakes of the GDE. It’s a divided road, so if they diverted all traffic down one side, making it a 2 lane road, they could work on the entire road in one direction and then swap sides and complete the entire other direction.

Either way there’ll be interruption to the intersections along the way. Wouldn’t it be less of a hassle to just divert all side road traffic around other roads for the entire project instead of pot luck as you drive along the road whether you can turn up the street you want today or not?

You’re barking up the wrong tree in this town mate… interruptions to traffic are nowhere near as important as commencing – though not completing – work according to some arbitrary timeframe.

In no other city in this country would you have 5 (Parkes, Majura, Barry, Cotter, Wentworth) of the towns major thoroughfares being screwed up with roadworks at once.

It may be an inconvenience, but at least it is getting done.

bundah 3:52 pm 05 Apr 13

The concrete base has been there for what seems like centuries and i reckon it has held up amazingly well apart from a few mini speed humps.Canberra Ave is going to get busier but more importantly PorkH will be cheerin’!

EvanJames 2:15 pm 05 Apr 13

c_c™ said :

Well over due, but I do wish they’d just close the whole road down for a week and do it in one go.

Nope. There’ll be a big flurry of laying out cones and string and signs, they’ll quickly dig up the road and then…. disappear for weeks on end. Bet money on it.

c_c™ 1:36 pm 05 Apr 13

Well over due, but I do wish they’d just close the whole road down for a week and do it in one go.

PantsMan 1:11 pm 05 Apr 13

I like how years of no periodic maintenance means will now enjoy an ‘upgrade’.

gungsuperstar 1:04 pm 05 Apr 13

Loxmyf said :

Surely it would make more sense to NOT repeat the mistakes of the GDE. It’s a divided road, so if they diverted all traffic down one side, making it a 2 lane road, they could work on the entire road in one direction and then swap sides and complete the entire other direction.

Either way there’ll be interruption to the intersections along the way. Wouldn’t it be less of a hassle to just divert all side road traffic around other roads for the entire project instead of pot luck as you drive along the road whether you can turn up the street you want today or not?

Loxmyf said :

Surely it would make more sense to NOT repeat the mistakes of the GDE. It’s a divided road, so if they diverted all traffic down one side, making it a 2 lane road, they could work on the entire road in one direction and then swap sides and complete the entire other direction.

Either way there’ll be interruption to the intersections along the way. Wouldn’t it be less of a hassle to just divert all side road traffic around other roads for the entire project instead of pot luck as you drive along the road whether you can turn up the street you want today or not?

You’re barking up the wrong tree in this town mate… interruptions to traffic are nowhere near as important as commencing – though not completing – work according to some arbitrary timeframe.

In no other city in this country would you have 5 (Parkes, Majura, Barry, Cotter, Wentworth) of the towns major thoroughfares being screwed up with roadworks at once.

Loxmyf 12:51 pm 05 Apr 13

Surely it would make more sense to NOT repeat the mistakes of the GDE. It’s a divided road, so if they diverted all traffic down one side, making it a 2 lane road, they could work on the entire road in one direction and then swap sides and complete the entire other direction.

Either way there’ll be interruption to the intersections along the way. Wouldn’t it be less of a hassle to just divert all side road traffic around other roads for the entire project instead of pot luck as you drive along the road whether you can turn up the street you want today or not?

NoImRight 12:38 pm 05 Apr 13

Mattenagger said :

Solidarity said :

Goodbye, train track road 🙁

*Like*

I was wondering if others referred to it as that aswell. I kind of liked driving past the train station sounding like a train.

Yes Im one of those who enjoyed feeling like I was on a train too.

Mattenagger 12:26 pm 05 Apr 13

Solidarity said :

Goodbye, train track road 🙁

*Like*

I was wondering if others referred to it as that aswell. I kind of liked driving past the train station sounding like a train.

Solidarity 12:02 pm 05 Apr 13

Goodbye, train track road 🙁

rosscoact 11:56 am 05 Apr 13

neanderthalsis said :

Could they concentrate their resources on finishing the work on the Parkway, Majura and Barry Drive before starting yet another round of work ?

It would be nice if only one road was bing worked on at any particular time but:

Majura avenue is three months into a three year project.

Parkes Way would have been finished months ago except for what I read was contractor insolvency and phoenix company shenanigans.

Barry Way, surely that is all over bar the shouting?

Innovation 11:54 am 05 Apr 13

neanderthalsis said :

Could they concentrate their resources on finishing the work on the Parkway, Majura and Barry Drive before starting yet another round of work ?

You forgot Cotter road and a few others too probably. This was my first though too but poor buggers can’t win can they. We complain when they don’t fix up roads and we complain when they do..

Innovation 11:52 am 05 Apr 13

neanderthalsis said :

Could they concentrate their resources on finishing the work on the Parkway, Majura and Barry Drive before starting yet another round of work ?

You forgot Cotter road and a few others too probably. This was my first thought too but poor buggers can’t win can they. We complain when road works aren’t done and we complain when they are.

Holden Caulfield 11:17 am 05 Apr 13

Not before time. Even though it will be a PITA while the work is being completed. Hopefully they’ll do the other side too.

neanderthalsis 11:12 am 05 Apr 13

Could they concentrate their resources on finishing the work on the Parkway, Majura and Barry Drive before starting yet another round of work ?

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