In broad terms Council welcomes the proposal and believes that it will bring a number of benefits to the Weston Creek and Molonglo communities. Council does have a few concerns over access from Warragamba Avenue and the Bi-Centennial Trail Crossing. Council is also pleased with the discussions with Officials in relation to where this Park should be located.
The ACT Govt Ecomomic Development Directorate has advised that ” … the discovery of previously unrecorded infrastructure at the intersection of Unwin Place and Streeton Drive will cause a delay of up to eight weeks in the re-opening of Dixon Drive.
“Despite soil testing and liaising closely with ACTEW Water prior to the commencement of construction, there was no evidence of the cement casing that is covering a large, high pressure water main, which will necessitate changes to the engineering of the new road.
“It is believed that the encasing of the main may have been undertaken in early 1920’s, however there are no known records available.
“The existing traffic arrangements will remain in place with traffic continuing to detour via Mulley Street until the work is completed, ensuring the safety of motorists, cyclists and construction workers.
The Economic Development Directorate of the ACT Government has advised that the contractor is making good progress with a major Traffic switch planned for mid November on Streeton Drive, however there have been some delays from the date specified in the letter distributed to all the residents in October.
The traffic switch will now incorporate a partial closure of Dixon Drive from Mulley street to Streeton Drive. Dixon Drive will remain open for local traffic only. This partial closure will have major benefits to the travelling public and to the project time frame. Traffic travelling along Mulley will have a free left turn onto Streeton Drive at the Mulley street, Streeton Drive intersection. The partial closure of Dixon Drive will also allow traffic turning right from Streeton drive into Unwin to have a larger capacity storage bay, making this important movement a lot safer. Traffic conditions along Mulley Street will be monitored on a regular basis to ensure the safety of the travelling public and local residents. A letter is in the process of being delivered to residents of Holder and Duffy.
WCCC has received the following information about a temporary increase in heavy traffic on Eucumbene Drive between 24 July and 13 August 2012, and has agreed to post it on the WCCC website for the information of Weston Creek residents.
The Council wrote to Land and Property Services regarding the ‘buffer zone’ between Dixon Drive and Cotter Road, especially in the context of the work now been undertaken for the new suburbs of Wright and Coombs.
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