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Acton tunnel closures in place as globes replaced

Lane closures will be in place in the Acton tunnel this weekend as workers begin to change more than 1000 light globes.

Temporary closures from 6am to 7pm on Saturday and Sunday means two lanes will be open to traffic at all times, while cyclists will be diverted along a cycle path parallel to Parkes Way.

Roads ACT announced today that the orange light globes used through the tunnel will all be replaced – as they are every six years – over this weekend and then completed on the weekend of April 20 to 21.

Director Tony Gill said 1148 globes will be changed over the four days of work.

This weekend, the westbound lanes of the tunnel will be affected, and then the eastbound lanes on the second weekend.

The Acton tunnel cycle lanes will be closed on both weekends, with cyclists detoured via the cycle path running parallel to Parkes Way. The detour will run from Lady Denman Drive to Lawson Crescent.

There will be no impact to weekday traffic.

4 comments so far

  • Geez you could have waited until the disgraceful shemozzle leading into and out of tunnel was finished.

    Commenter
    BIGGLES
    Location
    ACT
    Date and time
    April 05, 2013, 10:10AM
    • Good to see the tunnel receiving proper maintenance. It was cleaned recently; before the walls were filthy. This asset needs to be looked after. If that means temporary delays on a weekend once every few years - then, in the interests of safety alone, so be it!

      Commenter
      Good
      Location
      Tuggeranong
      Date and time
      April 05, 2013, 12:50PM
      • I wonder how many cyclists will follow the detours!!!

        Commenter
        Tc
        Date and time
        April 05, 2013, 1:00PM
        • None.

          Commenter
          WotTha?????
          Date and time
          April 05, 2013, 3:23PM

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