Bowen Place Crossing

On 13 February 2014, the National Capital Authority commenced construction of a new pedestrian and cycle crossing at Bowen Place to improve safety.

Bowen Place is part of the popular pedestrian and cyclist route around Lake Burley Griffin's central basin, as well as a busy commuter peak hour road. When complete, the Bowen Place Crossing will allow motorists, pedestrians and cyclists simultaneous safe passage through the area at all times.

The crossing design includes a 300 metre long path which passes under the existing road at Bowen Place, connecting Kings Avenue to the Lake Burley Griffin foreshore path network. Retaining walls and landscaping, have been designed to enhance the crossing experience for pedestrians and cyclists and integrate the new works into the existing landscape setting.

Path improvement works will also extend from Bowen Place along the Lake foreshore to the north-east of the National Gallery of Australia sculpture garden as part of the project.

The Bowen Place Crossing design was approved by both Houses of Parliament in November 2012. All necessary tender documentation, environmental and heritage clearances have been completed.

Bowen Place Crossing Artist's impression.

The new Bowen Place crossing features a 300 metre long path which passes under the existing road at Bowen Place, connecting Kings Avenue to the Lake Burley Griffin foreshore path network. It includes retaining walls and landscaping to enhance the crossing experience for pedestrians and cyclists.

Works

Bowen Place Crossing construction works are taking place from 7:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday, and 7:00am to 12:00 noon on Saturdays.

A 40km/ph speed limit is in place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for much of the works.

Bowen Place Crossing as of September 2015.

Bowen Place Crossing as of September 2015.

From 16 July 2015 Bowen Drive will be open permanently. The clover leaf off ramp connecting Kings Avenue to the westbound carriageway of Bowen Drive will be closed.

Temporary Road Closure

Traffic arrangements on and adjacent to Bowen Drive, Parkes, in Canberra will change on Saturday 10 October 2015 to allow for the continued construction of the Bowen Place development for a new pedestrian and cycle crossing.

The east bound carriageway of Bowen Drive will be closed adjacent to the National Gallery.

Closures will commence from 7.00am on Saturday 17 October - 5.30pm of the same day.

Closure traffic arrangements include:

  • East bound vehicles on Bowen Drive will be re-directed to King George Terrace.

Traffic will be directed by signage and other traffic control measures.

Please note during the closure:

  • East bound traffic exiting the Parliamentary Zone should continue towards King George Terrace and travel eastwards on Macquarie Street or Blackall Street.
  • Pedestrians and cyclists will need to detour locally around the works for the duration of the project.
  • On road cyclists are recommended to detour around the works area and where practical, utilise the off road shared path network.

Traffic in the area will be directed by detour signs.

Bowen Place Crossing Temporary Traffic Arrangements

Bowen Place Crossing temporary traffic arrangements.

  • Contact us
  • Freedom of Information
  • Disclaimer
  • Accessibility
  • Privacy
  • Copyright

Contact us

Your feedback is always welcome.

  • Would you like to make a comment on projects under consultation?
  • Do you require information not currently available on this site?
  • Were you able to find what you were looking for?
  • Anything else you would like to see?

Send us your comments so we can ensure the site meets your needs.

Send us your comments

Pay Parking

Report a Fault, Ask for a Refund or obtain more information on Parking Infringements.

Pay Parking Enquiries

Agency Plan to Information Publication Scheme

The Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) extends the right of every person to access information in the possession of the Government of the Commonwealth.

Read More

Disclosure Log

The Disclosure Log lists information which has been released in response to a Freedom of Information (FOI) access request.

Read More

Freedom of Information Contact Officer

GPO Box 373, CANBERRA ACT 2601 or email to - FOI.Officer@natcap.gov.au

Disclaimer

While we make every effort to ensure that the material on this site is accurate and up-to-date when we publish it, you should exercise your own independent skill and judgement before you rely on it. In any important matter, you should seek professional advice relevant to your own circumstances. The listing of a person or organisation in any part of this web site does not imply any form of endorsement by the Australian Government of the products or services provided by that person or organisation. Similarly, links to other web sites have been inserted for your convenience and do not constitute endorsement of material at those sites, or any associated organisation, product or service. Please note that some material on this site includes views or recommendations of third parties, which do not necessarily reflect the views of the Australian Government, or indicate its commitment to particular course of action. The Australian Government cannot verify the accuracy of information that has been provided by third parties.

Standards Compliance

The NCA's website aims to conform to Double A compliance of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2 (WCAG 2.0), developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). As much of this website's content is dynamic or community generated, some content may not always be accessible to the Double A level.

Read More

Browser

This website is designed for use in modern web browsers and mobile devices and it is not guaranteed to function correctly in older web browsers.

Read More

Further Accessibility difficulties

The NCA's website is the work of many authors and a dynamic environment. There is always the possibility that accessibility difficulties may be encountered. If you experience any issues please email webmaster@natcap.gov.au or call us 6271 2888.

Privacy

The NCA collects personal information (including sensitive information) from you or your authorised representative when we are handling an application from you, enquiry or complaint from you or taking regulatory action under the Australian Capital Territory (Planning and Land Management) Act 1988.

Read More

Copyright

© Commonwealth of Australia 2014This work is copyright. You may download, display, print and reproduce this material in unaltered form only (retaining this notice) for your personal, non-commercial use or use within your organisation. Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, all other rights are reserved. Requests and inquiries concerning reproduction and rights should be addressed to Commonwealth Copyright Administration, Attorney General's Department, Robert Garran Offices, National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600 or posted on the on the Attorney-General's department website.

Commonwealth Copyright Statement