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Zed to duplicate Athllon Drive

By johnboy 2 October 2012 29

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Has Zed seen a road he didn’t want to duplicate?

ACT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja and ACT Shadow Transport Services Minister Alistair Coe announced today that if elected, the Canberra Liberals will duplicate Athllon Drive between Sulwood Drive and Drakeford Drive. Mr Seselja said Tuggeranong has been severely neglected by the ACT Labor Government and this is one part of the Canberra Liberals’ overall plan to rejuvenate the area.

“Duplicating Athllon Drive is part of our $700 million plan to fix Canberra’s roads and comes on top of our promise to duplicate Horse Park Drive for Gungahlin residents,” Mr Seselja said.

“This is basic planning and it’s something that Canberrans expect from their local government.


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NoImRight 2:33 pm 04 Oct 12

cea075 said :

I understand the need for the duplication, and agree that it’s long overdue, but surely the ACT government (and I really don’t care which side of politics) can ensure that the duration of any works is vastly reduced. In Sydney they’re always doing night works – why can’t we have that in Canberra?
The works on Cotter road between Streeton Drive and the Parkway have been going on for a really long time – can’t they just employ a night shift as well as the day shift and get the work done in half the time?

They do work at night but it deosnt make it faster. I have to travel to Sydney quite often. Its been a long time since Ive been into Sydney without seeing at least one lane closed somewhere. Might as well work during the day if the lane stays closed anyway.

cea075 1:41 pm 04 Oct 12

I understand the need for the duplication, and agree that it’s long overdue, but surely the ACT government (and I really don’t care which side of politics) can ensure that the duration of any works is vastly reduced. In Sydney they’re always doing night works – why can’t we have that in Canberra?
The works on Cotter road between Streeton Drive and the Parkway have been going on for a really long time – can’t they just employ a night shift as well as the day shift and get the work done in half the time?

Madam Cholet 11:59 am 04 Oct 12

Mark of Sydney said :

Madam Cholet said :

To answer some of my critics here, my disappointment with roadworks is that they all seem to be done at the same time – largely because they have ignored the state of the roads for so long and suddenly realised that they now need to be upgraded to accommodate the larger volumes of traffic.

Telling me that you plan to hold me up for another 6 to 12 months, after holding me up for the last 3 years due to your lack of action just pisses me off more. The roads in Sydney may be expensive to drive on but at least they build them when they are needed.

And what the hell is wrong with having an opinion on things and questioning what someone else says? Or should I just switch off my brain and vote with the rest of the sheeple? I for one have still not made up my mind, so whatever any of the parties puts out there needs to be convincing.

I would rap my son over the knuckles for bad conjugation of verbs…there’s no excuse.

You obviously haven’t driven in Sydney in the last 50 years. If I pick the wrong time of day it can take me almost as long to get from inner Sydney to its outskirts as it takes from there to Canberra.

Yes I have as like most people in Canberra I have run away from another city, (and country in my case). I didn’t say they worked or were value for money, just that they get built when they are generally needed.

Zeital 11:37 am 04 Oct 12

Vote Tolls for Canberra!

Mark of Sydney 11:03 am 04 Oct 12

Madam Cholet said :

To answer some of my critics here, my disappointment with roadworks is that they all seem to be done at the same time – largely because they have ignored the state of the roads for so long and suddenly realised that they now need to be upgraded to accommodate the larger volumes of traffic.

Telling me that you plan to hold me up for another 6 to 12 months, after holding me up for the last 3 years due to your lack of action just pisses me off more. The roads in Sydney may be expensive to drive on but at least they build them when they are needed.

And what the hell is wrong with having an opinion on things and questioning what someone else says? Or should I just switch off my brain and vote with the rest of the sheeple? I for one have still not made up my mind, so whatever any of the parties puts out there needs to be convincing.

I would rap my son over the knuckles for bad conjugation of verbs…there’s no excuse.

You obviously haven’t driven in Sydney in the last 50 years. If I pick the wrong time of day it can take me almost as long to get from inner Sydney to its outskirts as it takes from there to Canberra.

Mess 10:58 am 04 Oct 12

Hopefully this duplication will mean they decide to put a bus stop in along there somewhere giving all the people who live nearby direct access to the Blue Rapid series buses. Unfortunately there is currently no stop between Greenway and Torrens.

Solidarity 10:30 am 04 Oct 12

Madam Cholet said :

c_c said :

It’s about time, long overdue and ridiculous omission given it’s duplicated at both ends.

Madam Cholet said :

Quite frankly I’ve just about had it with roadworks.

Fine, get off the roads then. Catch the bus.

I do take the bus twice a week actually. Funny though, I always assumed that the buses I take drive ON THE ROADS. Do you know of ones that fly?

Airbus.

Madam Cholet 9:20 am 04 Oct 12

Jethro said :

c_c said :

It’s about time, long overdue and ridiculous omission given it’s duplicated at both ends.

Madam Cholet said :

Quite frankly I’ve just about had it with roadworks.

Fine, get off the roads then. Catch the bus.

With a name like Madame Cholet, I always asumed she lived in a terraced house in Dickson, where she picked pears from her sun-ripened orchard whilst wearing a polka-dot scarf in her hair and hitting small children on the knuckles with a ruler for conjugating their verbs incorrectly.

And with a name like Jethro, I always assumed you lived on a farm and whittled sticks.

Madam Cholet 9:18 am 04 Oct 12

To answer some of my critics here, my disappointment with roadworks is that they all seem to be done at the same time – largely because they have ignored the state of the roads for so long and suddenly realised that they now need to be upgraded to accommodate the larger volumes of traffic.

Telling me that you plan to hold me up for another 6 to 12 months, after holding me up for the last 3 years due to your lack of action just pisses me off more. The roads in Sydney may be expensive to drive on but at least they build them when they are needed.

And what the hell is wrong with having an opinion on things and questioning what someone else says? Or should I just switch off my brain and vote with the rest of the sheeple? I for one have still not made up my mind, so whatever any of the parties puts out there needs to be convincing.

I would rap my son over the knuckles for bad conjugation of verbs…there’s no excuse.

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