Temporary closure of Vernon Circle this weekend

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The Juris Partnership, comprising Laing O’Rourke, Macquarie Capital and their delivery partners, is delivering a new $150 million justice precinct for the Australian Capital Territory.

The ACT Law Courts project in the centre of Canberra is the Territory’s first public–private partnership (PPP).

The project will create a combined Law Courts facility for the ACT which will maximise operational efficiencies whilst still respecting the jurisdictional separation between the Supreme Court and the Magistrates Court.

Two lanes of Commonwealth Avenue and Vernon Circle will be closed temporarily this weekend 30 – 31 July as part of the refurbishment of the ACT Law Courts precinct.

The lanes will be closed from 6am Saturday 30 July to 7pm Sunday 31 July 2016 to ensure the safe installation of tower cranes at the site.

The centre and left hand lanes of Commonwealth Avenue and Vernon Circle northbound will be closed from the off-ramp connecting to Parkes Way eastbound / London Circuit northbound to just south of the intersection of London Circuit and Vernon Circle.

A single lane will be open with a reduced speed limit of 40km/h in place during the closures.

Access will be maintained to the off-ramp from Commonwealth Avenue northbound to London Circle eastbound. Access for cyclists will also be maintained along Constitution Avenue and Vernon Circle via a temporary cycle path running parallel to the closures.

The closures are expected to result in traffic delays. Motorists and other roads users are asked to plan their travel and to avoid the area if at all possible. Signage and barriers will be erected on site.

For up-to-date information on the temporary closure of Vernon Circle please call Access Canberra on 13 22 81.

For more information about the project visit actlawcourtsproject.com.au where you may register to receive these regular updates.