TRANSPORT Canberra says delays can be expected from the rolling closures of streets from Flemington Road to the intersection of London Circuit and Northbourne Avenue, from noon to 1pm, on Thursday (January 6) to allow organisers of the Summernats car festival to stage its City Cruise down Northbourne Avenue.
The Summernats festival is being held at Exhibition Park from Thursday to Sunday.
All road users – motorists, pedestrians and cyclists – will be affected by the City Cruise.
Transport Canberra says the rolling closures will close intersections along sections of the Federal Highway and Northbourne Avenue as the cruise passes and road users should seek an alternate route where possible.
Light rail services will not operate between the Alinga Street stop and Sandford Street stop from noon until 1pm. Services will continue to operate between the Gungahlin Place stop and Sandford Street stop during this time. The last full services will depart from Alinga Street and Gungahlin Place at 11.40 am.
For the Summernats Fringe Festival, Lonsdale and Mort streets in Braddon will be closed between Cooyong and Girrahween streets from
4pm to 11.30 pm on Friday and Saturday. Elouera Street, Braddon will be closed between Northbourne Avenue and Torrens Street over the same periods.
Lonsdale Street, Mort Street and part of Elouera Street will be closed to general traffic, but remain open for pedestrians and local residents.
Flemington Road, Mitchell will be closed between the Federal Highway and Randwick Road at the following times:
- Thursday: 7am to midnight.
- Friday: 7am to midnight.
- Saturday: 7am to midnight.
- Sunday: 7am to midday.
Stirling Avenue, Watson will be closed between Aspinall Street and the Federal Highway from 8am on Thursday to 7 pm on Sunday.
The EPIC Park & Ride will be closed during Summernats.
Bus route 18 will be diverted around Morisset Street and Old Wells Station Road during this time.
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