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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|
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 formerly 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.
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 have been cleared for Capital Metro and are to be replanted with Eucalyptus mannifera (Brittle Gums).
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