ABC News: Russell overpass disruptions ‘will be minimal’

ABC News is reporting that the National Capital Authority are giving undertakings that traffic disruption will be minimal during the construction of the new Russell roundabout overpass replacement.

Russell overpass disruptions ‘will be minimal’

The National Capital Authority (NCA) insists traffic disruptions will be minimal during construction of an overpass at the Russell roundabout.

The two year construction phase will see Parkes Way lowered and a new bridge built to take Kings Avenue traffic up and over to the Defence offices in Russell.

But NCA chief executive Gary Rake says disruptions will be kept to a minimum.

“There’s always going to be some concerns about potential interruption but it’s important to note that we’re staging the work,” he said.

“So there won’t be a lot of construction work happening during peak hours in the morning and the afternoon.”

Mr Rake says it will not stop people getting to and from work.

“The temporary traffic arrangements are such that the 40 kilometre speed limit during construction works really isn’t going to be the limiting factor at peak hour,” he said.

“Traffic is already moving through that round about at a speed of much lower than 40 kilometres an hour.”

Note: copyright of the material in the video clips resides with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Usage permitted in accordance with the Australian Copyright Act 1968, Section 42: Fair dealing for purpose of reporting news. Source: ABC News Online –  28  September 2009

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