Transport Canberra and City Services


Belconnen intersection upgrades

The intersections of Ginninderra Drive/Tillyard Drive and Tillyard Drive/Lhotsky Street are receiving safety upgrades. Both intersections have a high number of recorded crashes, high volumes of traffic, long queue lengths and time delays culminating in a negative driving experience for road users. The upgrades include traffic lights at both intersections which will improve time delays experienced and alleviate the safety concerns of motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.

Upgrades at the intersection of Ginninderra Drive and Tillyard Drive include:

  • traffic lights including signalised pedestrian crossing
  • additional eastbound (citybound) through lane
  • additional right turn lane from Ginninderra Drive onto Tillyard Drive
  • new pedestrian crossing and give way signage at the slip lane from Tillyard Drive onto Ginninderra Drive
  • path connections from the existing shared path on the southern side of the intersection
  • footpath connection from this intersection to the intersection of Tillyard Drive/Lhotsky Street.

Upgrades at the intersection of Tillyard Drive and Lhotsky Street include:

  • traffic lights including signalised pedestrian crossing
  • zebra crossings on both the northern and southern sides of the intersection
  • relocation of existing bus stop north of the intersection approximately 20 metres further north.

Work is now underway and expected to be completed by the end of August 2019 (weather permitting).

Changed traffic arrangements

Stage One
Work will take place at the intersection of Tillyard Drive and Lhotsky Street to remove some of the existing traffic islands from Thursday 11 April 2019. This work will take approximately one week and is expected to be completed prior to the Easter long weekend (weather permitting). The following traffic restrictions will be in place as required between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm Monday to Friday:

  • no right hand turn from Tillyard Drive onto Lhotsky Street
  • no right hand turn from Lhotsky Street onto Tillyard Drive.

Please note that on Thursday 11 and Friday 12 April 2019, whilst school is still in session we will not put the closures in place until 9.30 am following morning peak.

Stage Two
Work will commence on Monday 29 April 2019 at both the intersections of Ginninderra Drive/Tillyard Drive and Tillyard Drive/Lhotsky Street. To complete these works as quickly as possible and for the safety of motorists and pedestrians, the following traffic restrictions will be in place:

  • no right hand turn from Ginninderra Drive onto Tillyard Drive
  • no left hand turn from Ginninderra Drive onto Tillyard Drive
  • no right hand turn from Tillyard Drive onto Ginninderra Drive
  • no left hand turn from Tillyard Drive onto Ginninderra Drive (this will be allowed during AM peak)
  • no right hand turn from Lhotsky Street onto Tillyard Drive.

Motorists will be detoured via Florey Drive however where possible motorists are encouraged to avoid the intersections and use alternate routes via Kerrigan Street or Spalding Street and Kingsford Smith Drive.

The below maps detail the changed traffic arrangements at the intersections during Stage Two.

Changed traffic arrangements - Focussed Map

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