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Canberra mornings: January 18, 2016

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Canberra Mornings
Canberra Mornings 

Canberra's often-neglected Northbourne Avenue would finally become a "fitting entrance" for a city expected to house 400,000 people by the end of 2016 under a urban renewal strategy released for comment on Monday, ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr says.

Road closures

Parkes Way lane closures are in place, westbound between Clunies Ross Street and the Glenloch Interchange, until Monday.

Two lanes will be closed, except for during peak hours, when one lane will be closed. It will be back to three lanes before Monday's afternoon peak.

If you see any accidents or have any info on the morning commute, let us know whenever it is safe to do so: morningblog@canberratimes.com.au or tweet us @canberratimes

What's on today

Ben and Jerry's Openair Cinema is making its way to Canberra's central lakeside venue on Patrick White Lawns. Until 21 Feb.

The National Portrait Gallery has something for everyone to enjoy these summer school holidays with free activities inspired by Sideshow Alley for families to enjoy together. Until 24 Jan.

The Ainslie Arts Centre is hosting a week-long music workshop for girls aged between 10 and 17 years. More info here.

School holidays at the AIS means you can choose from the Pre-School Holiday Program, Soccer and Tennis Camps and a general Sports Vacation Program. Until 29 Jan.

See the year's best cartoons in Behind the Lines 2015 at the Museum of Australian Democracy.

Touch or click through for editorial cartoons.

Weather

Today: Partly cloudy. Light winds. Min 10, max 31.

Tomorrow: Sunny. Light winds becoming northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon then becoming light in the evening. Min 13, max 33.