Adelaide Avenue

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Adelaide Avenue
Australian Capital Territory
General information
Type Freeway
Length 2.0 km (1.2 mi)[1]
Gazetted 20 September 1928[2]
Maintained by Territory and Municipal Services
Tourist routes
  • ACT Tourist Drive 5
  • (Entire Length)
Major junctions
East end
West end
Highway system

Adelaide Avenue is a limited-access road in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.

The road connects Yarralumla with the Parliament House area. Adelaide Avenue is a popular tourist route, since Parliament house, the residence of the Australian Prime Minister, and the Royal Australian Mint, can be seen from it.[citation needed]

The far right lane was used as a bus lane until December 2006, but due to the Gungahlin Drive Extension it was changed to a T2 transit lane.[3] The T2 lane was reverted to a bus lane on 14 November 2011 after the completion of the Gungahlin Drive Extension.[4] However a week after the lane was turned back to a bus lane the ACT Liberals and the ACT Greens overturned the decision, resulting in the lane changing to a T2 lane despite the wishes of the Labor party and the Transport Workers Union.[5]

See also[edit]

Australia road sign W5-29.svg Australian Roads portal


  1. ^ Google (8 July 2013). "Adelaide Avenue, Canberra" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Search for street and suburb names". ACT Planning and Land Authority. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "TRANSIT LANE ON ADELAIDE AVENUE" (PDF). Department of Territory and Municipal Services. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 March 2011. Retrieved 2 September 2010. 
  4. ^ Staff writers (5 November 2011). "T2 lane scrapped". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  5. ^ Kathleen Dyett (17 November 2011). "Libs, Greens force U-turn on bus lane". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 8 December 2011. 

Route map: Google

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