But it's not the road itself that's the problem, it's the name: William Slim Drive, named after the man who was Australia's 13th governor-general.
He was also the man Mr Stephens says molested him when he was a child migrant living at Fairbridge Farm in NSW in the 1950s.
Mr Stephens was just eight years old when he left England in 1952 and arrived in Australia, where he was sent to Fairbridge Farm, of which Sir William Slim was patron.
He remembers climbing into the back of Slim's Rolls Royce with another boy, and being sexually assaulted.
It was just one of many such incidents at the farm, where violence, abuse and neglect was rife, and Mr Stephens was one of dozens of children who suffered.
Six decades later, Mr Stephens says the name of the large arterial road should be changed.
Although he has told his story to the Royal Commission into Institutional Abuse, and to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in England, he says seeing a street named after his abuser makes recovery difficult.
"For victims of this sort of abuse, it's with you forever," he said.
"You can do something about eliminating reminders, which William Slim Drive is every day, because I go down it every day. I have family in Canberra, I have five children in Canberra, so from my point of view it's a family thing.
"It's a situation that I'd like to be resolved and I just want to see that name removed, it's as simple as that, because for me it's a constant reminder of the 1950s and what went on at Fairbridge Farm School in Molong."
The British inquiry handed down its report this week, which urged the British Government to compensate surviving former child migrants to Australia within 12 months.
David Cinis was another victim of Fairbridge Farm, and has similar memories of being molested in the back of Slim's Rolls Royce.
Like Mr Stephens, he was a child migrant from England, and suffered horrific abuse during his time at Fairbridge.
"I gave evidence to the Royal Commission privately because it was too upsetting," he said.
"It never goes away. We were attacked by boys, men, for three or four years, every other day... It was freezing cold in Orange, we had no shoes, there were maggots in the food…
You just wonder how these things can happen, and how someone like Sir William Slim can get away with it."
Although he lives in Queensland, he and Mr Stephens have remained friends, and he is horrified to see Slim's name on a street sign each time he visits Canberra.
Mr Stephens said he had already approached the ACT Government about having street name changed, but was worried that a decision on the matter had since been "buried in bureaucracy".
"It's a difficult thing to deal with because Slim in many respects had a brilliant military career, but in his private life, that's a totally different story. It's not palatable for a number of people to hear it, and that's the problem," he said.
"But as old as I am, you can't forget those things, as much as you'd like to. But when you're constantly reminded, it can be very difficult."