Tuggeranong Parkway

Tuggeranong Parkway

Tuggeranong Parkway

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

History, Planning and Structure

<!-- Image with unknown copyright status removed: -->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 speed cameras were installed on the road in July 2007 to enforce the 100km/h speed limit. They are at the Cotter Road and Hindmarsh Drive interchanges, monitoring both directions of traffic. 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 pine plantation 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. An example can be seen in the dual road cuttings behind the suburb of Weston.

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...
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