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Bus lane to be re-introduced to Adelaide Avenue

With the Gungahlin Drive Extension (GDE) now fully open to traffic, the T2 transit lane on Adelaide Avenue between Melrose Drive and State Circle will be returned for use as a bus lane, Director, Roads ACT, Tony Gill has announced.

The change will become effective from Monday 14 November 2011.

“The T2 transit lane was introduced in 2009 as a temporary measure to help alleviate increased congestion on Adelaide Avenue associated with construction work on the GDE by encouraging people to car pool or travel together,” Mr Gill said.

“The GDE project saw flow-on effects on roads like Adelaide Avenue with more vehicles using it, particularly during peak times. The completion of the GDE means there has been a reduction in traffic congestion arterial roads such as Adelaide Avenue.

“As such, the bus lane will be reintroduced from Monday 14 November. This will again allow buses to have their own lane on Adelaide Avenue which is an important way to help encourage people to take public transport.”

Signage and road markings advertising the T2 transit lane will be taken down on the weekend of
12/13 November.

Mr Gill said that variable message boards would be erected this weekend to advise motorists that the T2 transit lane has been returned for use as a bus lane

 

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