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Wright roadworks a bit much for a B-Double

By p1 - 17 July 2012 11

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This morning, as I wound my way through the various road work on the Coppins Crossing Rd – Uriarra Rd – Cotter Rd route around the new suburb of Wright, I came up behind a B double which (when the red light changed to allow us through the roadwork) had some trouble negotiating the route. For a while I was concerned, as backing one of those things can’t be fun, but after some minor repositioning of barriers, he got through.*

This prompted me to comment on something I have been thinking of for some time now. During the construction of this suburb, and the changes to the roads around it, at various times both Cotter Rd and Uriarra Rd have been reduced to a single lane actively controlled (lights or lollipop man). At one point, both roads were restricted in two separate places. In light of the fact that they have also just built an entire suburb worth of roads currently laying idle, I can’t help but wonder if they could not have built one road, then re-rerouted all traffic along it then closed the other and been able to work without cars constantly creeping past (at speeds varying from 15km/h to 80km/h).

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* Photo taken while stationery

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11 Responses to
Wright roadworks a bit much for a B-Double
NoImRight 2:15 pm 18 Jul 12

Awesome wit. Clever, funny stuff.

switch 1:26 pm 18 Jul 12

VicePope said :

I am quite taken by the idea that, with a new suburb under construction, it’s smart to narrow the access point so that the kind of vehicle that is most likely to go into a construction zone cannot do so with shimmying and angling. Another triumph of ACT Planning!

Surprised it hasn’t happened at the new bridges being constructed on the Monaro Hwy at Fyshwick.

bd84 11:06 pm 17 Jul 12

bundah said :

p1 said :

bd84 said :

Felix the Cat said :

You should know by now that the words “logic”, “common sense”, “roadworks” and ACTGovt” don’t belong in the same sentence

You can add “properly planning” into that list.

Sad but true.

Guys please a bit of compassion we are talking about the intellectually disabled….they know no better!!

I know.. I would have left them one of the disabled seats up the front of the bus so they could lick the windows, but that bus never came.. Buses don’t go to new suburbs..

VicePope 10:10 pm 17 Jul 12

I am quite taken by the idea that, with a new suburb under construction, it’s smart to narrow the access point so that the kind of vehicle that is most likely to go into a construction zone cannot do so with shimmying and angling. Another triumph of ACT Planning!

saraj 8:55 pm 17 Jul 12

Anti said :

I can’t wait to see wait shenanigans they get up too when the start the epic attempts to build Maura parkway.

+1

Anti 8:20 pm 17 Jul 12

I can’t wait to see wait shenanigans they get up too when the start the epic attempts to build Maura parkway.

Cheap 6:35 pm 17 Jul 12

Lazy workers would rather not have to move the roadblocks

bundah 3:44 pm 17 Jul 12

p1 said :

bd84 said :

Felix the Cat said :

You should know by now that the words “logic”, “common sense”, “roadworks” and ACTGovt” don’t belong in the same sentence

You can add “properly planning” into that list.

Sad but true.

Guys please a bit of compassion we are talking about the intellectually disabled….they know no better!!

p1 1:53 pm 17 Jul 12

bd84 said :

Felix the Cat said :

You should know by now that the words “logic”, “common sense”, “roadworks” and ACTGovt” don’t belong in the same sentence

You can add “properly planning” into that list.

Sad but true.

bd84 1:04 pm 17 Jul 12

Felix the Cat said :

You should know by now that the words “logic”, “common sense”, “roadworks” and ACTGovt” don’t belong in the same sentence

You can add “properly planning” into that list.

Felix the Cat 12:38 pm 17 Jul 12

You should know by now that the words “logic”, “common sense”, “roadworks” and ACTGovt” don’t belong in the same sentence

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