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Australian Capital Territory
|Looking south along Northbourne Avenue, at the intersection of Macarthur Avenue (west) / Wakefield Avenue (east)|
|Length||4.52 km (2.8 mi)|
|Gazetted||20 September 1928|
|Highways in Australia
National Highway • Freeways in Australia
Road infrastructure in Canberra
It is a north-south running road which has three lanes for motorised traffic, and one lane for bicycles running in each direction, with a large median strip with rows of trees. The speed limit is 60 km/h, with an 80 km/h speed limit north of the intersection with Mouat Street and Antill Street. These speed limits are strictly enforced with multiple fixed red light/speed cameras in the 60 km/h zone and mobile speed cameras being permitted to operate along the entire length of the road.
Many ACTION buses travelling between City and Dickson, Gungahlin or Belconnen use the road, which has many bus stops along it. A project plan to install a light rail network, called Capital Metro along the median strip is under construction.
Northbourne Avenue was planted with Eucalyptus elata (River Peppermint Gums) between 1983 and 1986, the third generation of Eucalyptus on the road. The previous generation was Corymbia maculata (spotted gums). The River Peppermint Gums are being cleared for Capital Metro and are to be replanted with Eucalyptus mannifera (Brittle Gums).
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