News Alerts

Update 26 – Update to road closures affecting traffic

A small section of Northbourne Avenue near Australian Capital Tourism Centre has been reduced to two lanes.

Canberra Avenue is closed at Jerrabomberra Creek bridge. A detour will be in place but motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible.

ACTION Bus Line’s Red Rapid 200 route will now start and end at the Kingston Railway Station, rather than DFO.

The Kings Highways has also been reduced to one lane in both directions between the Molonglo River and the roundabout to access the Defence Building Joint Operations Headquarters. Motorist should consider taking a detour due to expected delays.

Cotter bridge is now closed. Uriarra residents and construction vehicles are still permitted to use the road.

Update 25 – Updated roads closures

Motorists are reminded that the following roads and crossings are closed as a result of rain:

Canberra Avenue in both directions at the Jerrabomberra Creek Bridge, Fyshwick Corin Road at the intersection with Paddys River Road, Morisset Road in Mitchell (access to Bimberi Youth Justice Centre via Wells Station Road), Paddys River Road between the Cotter River and Tidbinbilla is closed due to flooding at Murrays Corner and Tanners Flat, Naas Road closed one kilometre south of Tharwa as Spring Station Creek has flooded, Bendora Dam Road, Brindabella Road at the start of the dirt section to the NSW border, Mount Franklin Road, Boboyan Road, Orroral Valley Road, Apollo Road, Uriarra Crossing, Swamp Creek Crossing, Coppins Crossing, Point Hut Crossing, Oaks Estate Crossing, Sunshine Crossing, Angle Crossing, Molonglo Gorge Road and all mountain roads in Namadgi National Park.

Motorists are advised to use caution when driving on the Kings Highway as the wet weather has deteriorated existing road works. The public is also advised that several park and recreation areas are closed, including: Namadgi National Park, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, Googong Foreshores, Pine Island recreation area, Point Hut Crossing recreation area, Kambah Pool recreation area, Uriarra Crossing East and West recreation areas, walking tracks and recreation areas below the Cotter Dam, the National Arboretum, Molonglo Gorge, Woods Reserve and all forest areas.

Canberra Ave Road Closures.pdf

Update 24 – One lane closed on Northbourne Avenue and both lanes closed on Canberra Avenue

One lane of Northbourne Avenue, Northbound, before Morphett Street in Dickson is now closed to allow for the repair of a collapsed storm water pipe.

Canberra Avenue is also now closed in both directions between Hume Place and the Monaro Highway due to flooding.

Motorists are urged to avoid these areas if possible. Detours are in place via Sturt Avenue, Jerrabomberra Avenue and Hindmarsh Drive.

The ACT ESA would like to notify residents travelling on roads in these areas to expect delays and thanks motorist for there patience and understanding.

Update 22 – 234 calls for help due to the wet weather

The ACT State Emergency Service has now received a total of 234 calls for help from the public on 132 500.

No major damage has been reported in the ACT.

Stromlo Forest Park is closed until further notice due to the continuing wet weather.

For information on the impact of the wet weather in ACT go to the ACT Emergency Services Agency website esa.act.gov.au, ESA Twitter and Facebook accounts or the ACT Government Canberra Connect Call Centre on 13 22 81.

Canberra Connect has received several hundred calls from the public since midnight.