Serious spend on seniors

The ACT Government is looking after its elderly citizens, spending $750,000 to help retirees cross the road to get their bus

Serious spend on seniors
Serious spend on Stanhope’s seniors

January 21, 2011

Residents of a Belconnen retirement village will have improved access to their local bus stop with $750,000 being spent by the ACT Government making it easier to cross the road.

The project involves an upgrade to the intersection of Aikman Drive and Joy Cummins Place at Belconnen, initiated after discussions with the residents of the nearby Kangara Waters Retirement Village.

ACT Chief Minister John Stanhope says the works started following concerns raised by residents of the retirement village who regularly cross Aikman Drive to catch a bus.

"Following discussions with the residents, the ACT Government undertook a review of the intersection to see how it could be improved," Stanhope says.

"The $750,000 project will make it easier for vehicles to turn right into and out of Joy Cummings Place and provide a safe pedestrian crossing to the bus stop on Aikman Drive."

The project involves the construction of a footpath connecting Joy Cummings Place to Ginninderra Drive.

"The works, which are expected to be completed by August this year, will be welcomed by road users and the residents of the Kangara Waters Retirement Village who regularly cross Aikman Drive to catch a bus," Stanhope says.

The review of the intersection has already seen new line markings and road signs, which were installed last year.

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