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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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bundah 2:44 pm 11 Jun 13

Well it was full steam ahead today on Wentworth Ave for I observed a total of 3 claytons workers,ie.two leaning on shovels and the third who appeared to be operating a small dozer.Ah Canberra roadworks,consistent as always..

JC 8:32 am 01 Jun 13

wildturkeycanoe said :

“Hear, hear”. The roadworks at Southern Cross Dr. and Starke St. near Kippax still haven’t been finished. How long has it been now? For crying out loud, it’s just a footpath that needs to be done for about 20 metres and the whole 5PM carpark on Starke St. can be eliminated. Not that the new traffic lights down the road helped at all, just made it worse….

I disagree. Traffic is flowing so much better through Florey and Southern Cross drive since they put in the lights.

The only thing they should have done differently IMO is closed off the access road to the houses on Southern Cross drive between Florey and Starke Streets (residents would still have access 200m up the road) and the Stakre street intersection should have also had lights, but linked to the Florey drive lights.

wildturkeycanoe 8:59 pm 31 May 13

bundah said :

Drove past there today and counted nine yes nine workers actually working.As for resurfacing 650 metres unless they’re going to lay down asphalt beyond Dawes St then it’s actually more like 350 metres and all in just under three months.

The gummint needs to release a special series of number plates ‘Canberra home of the world’s slowest roadworks’.

“Hear, hear”. The roadworks at Southern Cross Dr. and Starke St. near Kippax still haven’t been finished. How long has it been now? For crying out loud, it’s just a footpath that needs to be done for about 20 metres and the whole 5PM carpark on Starke St. can be eliminated. Not that the new traffic lights down the road helped at all, just made it worse….

Pork Hunt 8:25 pm 31 May 13

bundah said :

Drove past there today and counted nine yes nine workers actually working.As for resurfacing 650 metres unless they’re going to lay down asphalt beyond Dawes St then it’s actually more like 350 metres and all in just under three months.

The gummint needs to release a special series of number plates ‘Canberra home of the world’s slowest roadworks’.

I drive past every day and I have seen the concrete underneath with its expansion joints laid bare. Guaranteed, within 6 months the bitumen will be the same old ga-dunk, ga-dunk again… Light rail indeed.

bundah 6:15 pm 31 May 13

Drove past there today and counted nine yes nine workers actually working.As for resurfacing 650 metres unless they’re going to lay down asphalt beyond Dawes St then it’s actually more like 350 metres and all in just under three months.

The gummint needs to release a special series of number plates ‘Canberra home of the world’s slowest roadworks’.

Jere13 3:39 pm 23 Apr 13

Who cares when the rough gravel they will likely put down will be just as bad as the previous “gdunk, gdunk, gdunk” surface on Wentworth ave.

People, please let your ACT member know that we demand better roads.

PoQ 6:58 pm 08 Apr 13

Perhaps they could build a “park and ride” carpark near Fyshwick DFO so the Queanbeyanites would take the 200 bus and free up Canberra Ave for good, honest, hard-working Canberra folk

m00nee 11:48 am 06 Apr 13

You would think that with a budget of 1 million that they could invest in an accurate measuring device. Burke to Dawes would be lucky to cover half the 650 metres quoted in the media release, or did they multiply by 2 because there are two lanes.

what_the 1:11 am 06 Apr 13

shauno said :

Its amazing to see how fast this sort of stuff gets done in places like Singapore were talking weeks not months and there all over it 24 hours a day.

It’d be nice, but Singapore is full of millionaire businessmen, not public servants, to fund the public purse. Plus the impact on motorists in such a small space is way bigger despite the howls of said public servants 😉 They are bloody slow though, the GDE being the biggest joke.

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