Roads ACT

ABC News: Hackett traffic 'likely to increase'

On 18 September 2009 the ABC News, following up on a story from the previous day where Hackett residents have expressed concern with regard to traffic safety issues,. Roads ACT has now admitted that the traffic in Hackett is only likely to increase with new roadworks and development in Gungahlin and traffic control and management measures are currently not budgeted for. ABC News Online reports as follows: Hackett traffic ‘likely to increase’ Roads ACT say the traffic flow into Canberra’s inner-north suburb of Hackett is likely to increase unless new traffic arrangements are developed.

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ABC News: Safety Concerns (Hackett Traffic)

New traffic pressures in North Canberra expected On 17 September 2009 the ABC News reported on the ongoing concerns that the Hackett residents have with regard to increasing and potentially dangerous traffic levels transiting the Hackett area each morning. [youtube]P-0iCeW0CvU&rel=0&showsearch=1[/youtube] This is an ongoing issue additional information can also be found in the following articles:

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Correspondence Out: Roads ACT – Antill Street Traffic Issues (21 August 2009)

The North Canberra Community Council recently wrote to the Director of Roads ACT, Mr Tony Gill, following up from issues raised at the 19 August 2009 meeting of the Council. The correspondence highlights certain safety issues with Antill Street Watson. The North Canberra Community Council is concerned with current levels of traffic on Antill Street, and road safety on Antill Street as all previous traffic predictions have underestimated future levels of traffic using Antill Street. A copy of the correspondence out is reproduced below:

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Chronicle: Redundant by 2026 – $250 million traffic solution

The August 25 2009  edition of the  Chronicle ran a story written by Rebecca Thisleton reporting on the proceedings at the August meeting of the North Canberra Community Council where the Majura Parkway was discussed. Greens Member for Molonglo Shane Rattenbury said the Majura Parkway was the wrong starting point for easing traffic snarls in the inner north. “Somehow we’ve ended up locked into this vast, 100 kilometre-per-hour road, and I don’t understand why this has been the option selected when you could have the existing 80 kilometre-per-hour road duplicated, it would not require the millions and millions of dollars

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