Motorists and other road users are advised that there will be off-peak lane closures on the Tuggeranong Parkway crossing over the Molonglo River in coming weeks for bridge strengthening works.
These works are part of the Australian Government’s Bridges Renewal Program, an initiative to improve the productivity and safety of heavy vehicle operations through upgrading bridge load capacities. Works include the construction of four new concrete bridge piers beneath the existing bridge deck and strengthening of the existing piers. It will enhance access for local communities and facilitate higher productivity vehicle access (particularly B-Doubles) to travel along this section of the route improving their access to south Canberra.
Location and timing of works
Bridge strengthening works will take place on the Tuggeranong Parkway where it crosses the Molonglo River, in both directions near to the Cotter Road exit/entrance ramps. Works will commence in October and run through till the end of the year. The majority of works will be undertaken beneath the bridge, without any impact to traffic travelling on the Tuggeranong Parkway. However, portions of the work will require lane closures to ensure safety of workers.
Off-peak lane closures will occur on weekdays within the following dates:
- Tuesday 8 to Wednesday 16 October 2019
- Monday 21 to Tuesday 29 October 2019
- Monday 18 to Friday 29 November 2019.
One lane will remain open at all times with a reduced speed limit of 40 km/h. All lanes will be open during peak hours.
Effects on traffic
- Delays are expected.
- Barriers as well as warning and diversion signs will be erected to alert people to the temporary lane closures.
- Drivers are asked to be mindful of the changed traffic arrangements and adhere to the work zone speed limit of 40 km/h.
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Section: ACT Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate | Media Releases