Tuggeranong Parkway


Tuggeranong Parkway

The Tuggeranong Parkway is a major Dual Carriageway link in Canberra, Australia. Often referred to as "The Parkway" by locals, the Tuggeranong Parkway links Canberra Civic to the southern Canberra metro district of Tuggeranong, and is a bypass road to the Weston Creek district of Canberra. It also links to the Glenloch Interchange, where roads such as Caswell Drive connects to Belconnen.

The Tuggeranong Parkway is 4 lanes wide, has a speed limit of 100 km/h, and is divided variously by a concrete wall or large median strip planted with trees. Four new speed cameras were installed on the road in July 2007 to enforce the 100km/h speed limit. They will be at the Cotter Road and Hindmarsh Drive interchanges, monitoring both directions of traffic. [ [http://www.tams.act.gov.au/move/roads/road_safety/speedandspeeding/Fixed_Speed_Cameras Territory and Municipal Services - Fixed Speed Cameras ] ] The road was involved in the Canberra bushfires of 2003 in which the fires came up to the edge of the road and wiped away dense and vast forest on the west side of the road.

In parts space has been set aside for duplication of the road (to eight lanes) if future needs require it.

The Tuggeranong Parkway also connects to the Gungahlin Drive Extension, which connects to Belconnen and Gungahlin in the north. In the south it runs onto Drakeford Drive as it enters Kambah. Original plans for the Parkway had it continuing down the route of Kambah Pool Road and crossing the Murrumbidgee River over Red Rocks Gorge to connect suburbs on the west side of the river. Due to the sensitivity of the Red Rocks Gorge this plan was cancelled along with the suburbs on the west side of the river.

ee also

*Freeways in Australia
*Freeways in Canberra

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