Taxi strike threatens traffic disruptions

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THE ACT Government is advising that tomorrow’s planned taxi protest at the ACT Legislative Assembly has the potential to affect motorists and some ACTION bus services utilising London Circuit. Passengers and motorists are asked to plan ahead and leave home earlier to limit any disruption.

Motorists

Traffic disruptions may be experienced during the protest as taxi drivers proceed to the ACT Legislative Assembly. Taxi drivers are expected to take the route along Canberra Avenue, State Circle and Commonwealth Avenue onto London Circuit to arrive at the protest which is due to commence from 9 am.

Motorists are advised that the ACT Government has also reserved a space for some taxi drivers to park their vehicles to limit any congestion on and surrounding London Circuit. An area of 50 car spaces will be cordoned off inside the car park at the intersection of London Circuit and Theatre Lane, opposite Mooseheads for drivers. This will be in place from first thing in the morning. Paid parking will not be waived for any taxi driver who chooses to park in this car park.

ACTION services

Bus stops outside the ACT Legislative Assembly, the Commonwealth Bank and also near the London Circuit and Akuna Street intersection may need to be temporarily closed if buses cannot obtain access to pick up or drop off passengers.

If any of the three stops are temporarily closed signage will be placed outside the affected bus stop. Bus stops that are closed on London Circuit will be reopened as soon as possible once the protest has been completed.

No school bus services will be cancelled tomorrow, however some services may experience delays depending on traffic conditions in and around the city with the expected volume of taxis that could be involved in the protest.

ACTION commuters are advised to plan ahead tomorrow morning and allow for extra time to reach their destination. Passengers are reminded to view the real time passenger information system, NXTBUS for updates on a particular bus route. More details are on the ACTION website action.act.gov.au 13 17 10.

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