Long term lane closures on Flemington Road for light rail

As light rail construction along Flemington Road moves forward, it is necessary to widen the existing carriageway to accommodate the new light rail alignment. To enable this important part of construction, lane closures will be in place from March to December 2017, reducing traffic to a single lane for both northbound and southbound traffic along the corridor.

Lane closures will include:

  • Federal Highway to north of Sandford Street – The southbound bus lane will be closed with buses directed onto the remaining single southbound traffic lane.
  • Randwick Road to Sandford Street – Northbound traffic reduced to one lane.
  • Just north of Sandford Street to south of Well Station Drive – A contraflow arrangement will be implemented where both southbound and northbound traffic will be realigned on the section of road currently used for two lanes of southbound traffic only. Traffic will be restricted to one lane each direction.

Access to Lysaght intersection will also be closed due to the contraflow arrangement and signed detours will be in place to redirect traffic.

Access to the service road between Sandford Street and Lysaght Street will remain open.

Road users are advised to seek alternate routes throughout this work to minimise delays. Suggested diversions for motorists include:

  • From City to Gungahlin via Barton Highway and Gungahlin Drive
  • From City to Gungahlin via Barton Highway, Gundaroo Drive and/or Gungahlin Drive
  • From Federal Highway to Gungahlin via Horse Park Drive and Anthony Rolfe Avenue

When planning their journey, cyclists should note that the southbound shared path adjacent to EPIC will be closed. Instead, cyclists will be directed to north or southbound on road cycle lanes along Flemington Rd between Federal Highway and Sandford Street. From here, cyclists will then move to the new off-road path east of Flemington Rd.

Bus users should note that this work will impact bus journey times and bus stop locations. The temporary bus stop locations are shown on the map below. You can stay up to date with bus timetables changes and receive ACTION service updates by visiting www.transport.act.gov.au.

Stage one of Canberra’s first light rail is an important part of the ACT Government’s vision to achieve a truly sustainable and creative city. We would like to thank all Canberrans for their patience throughout these essential works.


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