While the John Gorton Drive Bridge is well known by now, another river crossing has barely been mentioned. Minister Steel’s presentation last night at the Molonglo Valley Community Forum shed a little light on the subject.Continue reading “Transport projects in the Molonglo Valley”
At the first meeting of the Molonglo Valley Community Forum, the politicians there were not yet particularly influential, but they were at least interested. Most politicians have little knowledge of what is planned for new estates, so it was fortunate that mandarins turned up, too.Continue reading “The fate of Molonglo Valley”
Many decisions need to be made around this strategic hotspot where Molonglo north and south meets Molonglo east and west, and the river is between.Continue reading “Molonglo Valley hotspot”
The planning for the John Gorton Drive Bridge has come out of the shadows – The funding promised at the ACT Election has been announced and the development application documents have been released. The construction costs will be about $177 million (June 2020 estimate).Continue reading “John Gorton Drive Bridge 2021 update”
This bridge over the Molonglo River will be completed by 2024 as the last section of the John Gorton Drive. The interest in the bridge is ongoing (previously discussed here and here), and the story gets better. The adjacent Butters Bridge was finished in 2016 and now closed due to construction works.
The most recent update on the John Gorton Drive Bridge is found here from 12 February 2021.Continue reading “Molonglo River bridge”
Namarag Molonglo Special Purpose Reserve lies south of Whitlam on the Molonglo River and is now under construction.Continue reading “Namarag is coming”
Can the construction of direct and fast cycle highways be reconciled with environmental management? Crossing the Molonglo River is not so easy. ACT Environment is blocking the way. What can be done?Continue reading “Mixed priorities: environment and cycling”
Due to the Butters Bridge closure, crossing the river by gravel is only possible at Clos Crossing.Continue reading “Obstacles: Stromlo to the National Arboretum”
This bridge over the Molonglo River will be completed by 2024 as the last section of the John Gorton Drive. Information about this bridge is found here. The Butters Bridge was finished close-by in 2016 but is currently closed.
The most recent update on the John Gorton Drive Bridge is found here from 12 February 2021.Continue reading “John Gorton Drive Bridge 2020 update”