As part of Ginninderry’s first stage of works for the new suburb of Strathnairn, residents in west Belconnen who use Drake Brockman Drive (DBD), would have recently noticed changes along this corridor.
This work is the first of three stages of upgrades that is planned along the corridor, which focuses on local area traffic management measures, including:
- Reducing the speed from 80kph to 70kph on the first section of DBD;
- Improving access to driveways on southern side of the corridor such as Pegasus;
- Introducing seven new pedestrian refuges along the entire length of the corridor, to assist with greater ease in crossing
- Relocating and improving bus stops and accesses; and
- Introducing new line marking along the length of the corridor to provide formal right turn lane, a formal median and narrower traffic lanes. This means that residents will be able to safely wait and turn into their driveways without impacting the flow of traffic.
Similarly to Antill Street, Watson and Redfern Street, Macquarie, the introduction of the median island (demarcated by the dashed line markings) will mean that parking is no longer permitted on the south side of DBD carriage way.
NB: Images above are for illustrative purposes only.
Local residents and those using DBD can expect to see traffic management in place during these works and additional signage to assist with the median island changes. On completion of the works, all areas along the corridor will be rehabilitated to reinstate vegetation.
Stage 1 DBD timings
Work on the bus stops is expected to be completed by Friday 8 June with line marketing targeting a completion of Wednesday 13 June, weather permitting. Constructing the median islands will be the final element in the scope of works with completion scheduled for the end of June, again weather permitting. For more information about Ginninderry’s road network and traffic plan visit here or contact 1800 316 900 to speak to a member of the project team.