BY assistant Prof Bruce Baer Arnold
ZED Seselja has officially opened the pedestrian and cyclist underpass at Bowen Place.
“The underpass is a significant improvement on the former dangerous intersection, and will deliver improved safety for the thousands of cyclists, runners and walkers who use the path every year,” Zed said.
Zed said the underpass would not only improve safety, but would add to the amenity of the lake, making it more user-friendly for the entire community.
“Opening the underpass today will mean that the path can be used by those cheering on runners at this weekend’s fun run and the many visitors expected for Floriade.
“The underpass will also improve amenity for Canberra’s various sporting groups, many of whom joined the Senator in using the underpass for the very first time today.
“The new crossing features a 300 metre long path which passes under the existing road at Bowen Place, connecting Kings Avenue to the Lake Burley Griffin foreshore path network.
“The design also includes a viewing platform, looking out towards the Carillon and features a sculpture donated by the National Gallery of Australia.
The Senator acknowledged the work of the National Capital Authority who managed the project’s delivery.
Now that underpass is open to the public, the remainder of the Bowen Place Crossing project can be completed, with all works to be finalised in Spring 2015.