Parkes Way

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Parkes Way
Australian Capital Territory
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Parkes Way heading towards Black Mountain
General information
Type Highway
Opened 29 November 1961.[1]
Gazetted 21 July 1960[3]
Maintained by Territory and Municipal Services
History Further stages of Parkes Way were built progressively and completed on the following dates:
  • 2nd Stage - 5 April 1963.[2]
  • Final Stage - 17 October 1979
Major junctions
East end
 
West end
Highway system
Highways in Australia
National HighwayFreeways in Australia
Road infrastructure in Canberra

Parkes Way is a major road in Canberra, Australia, which runs east-west between Kings Avenue and the Glenloch Interchange. At Glenloch Interchange it intersects with William Hovell Drive, Tuggeranong Parkway and Caswell Drive (Gungahlin Drive Extension). The road is freeway standard from the Commonwealth Avenue overpass to Glenloch Interchange. Parkes Way is named for prominent Australian federalist, Sir Henry Parkes.[3]

It passes by the edge of Black Mountain and under part of the Australian National University. It also passes just south of the City and north of Commonwealth Park and Kings Park on the shore of Lake Burley Griffin.

Parkes Way was created with an 80 km/h speed limit which remained in place right up until 2008 when it was changed to 90 km/h.

Future[edit]

Draft plans of the "City to Lake" Plan by the ACT government would see Parkes Way be split into 2 levels from the Edinburgh Avenue exit to the Anzac Parade exit.[4] The top level would be a boulevard with street level access to new buildings in the area and intersections to other roads. The bottom level would be a freeway standard tunnel.

Interchanges and intersections[edit]

Parkes Way
Eastbound Distance to
Morshead Drive
(km)
Westbound
Start Parkes Way 6.6 Start Tuggeranong Parkway,
William Hovell Drive,
and Caswell Drive (Gungahlin Drive Extension)
Onramp only
Clunies Ross Street Grade Separated Intersection
4.4 Lake Burley Griffin, Australian National University, Black Mountain
Lady Denman Drive, Clunies Ross Street Grade Separated Intersection
Civic, Australian National University
Edinburgh Avenue Grade Separated Intersection
3 Australian National University, Civic
Lawson Crescent Grade Separated Intersection
Parkes
Australian alpha-numeric route shield (A23).svg Commonwealth Avenue Grade Separated Intersection
2.5 Parkes
Australian alpha-numeric route shield (A23).svg Commonwealth Avenue Grade Separated Intersection
Civic, Reid
Coranderrk St Australia R1-3.svg
1.9 Civic, Reid
Coranderrk St Australia R1-3.svg
All westbound lanes bypass roundabout,
exit to roundabout provided.
Australian War Memorial, Reid, Campbell
Anzac Parade Australia R1-3.svg
1.2 Australian War Memorial, Reid, Campbell
Anzac Parade Australia R1-3.svg
Left-hand westbound lane does not give way at roundabout.
Commonwealth Park access via an offramp.
Russell, Parkes
Kings Avenue Grade Separated Intersection
0 Russell, Parkes
Kings Avenue Grade Separated Intersection
Start Morshead Drive 0 Start Parkes Way

See also[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIRST WAY SECTION OPEN TO-DAY.". The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) (ACT: National Library of Australia). 29 November 1961. p. 4. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "NEW PARKES WAY SECTION OPEN.". The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) (ACT: National Library of Australia). 4 April 1963. p. 7. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Search for street and suburb names". ACT Planning and Land Authority. Retrieved 2013-05-31. 
  4. ^ City to the Lake – ACT Government

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