Road Photos & Information: Australian Capital Territory
- Length: 13 km
- Western Terminus: Eucumbene Drive, Duffy
- Eastern Terminus: Monaro Hwy (A23) at Symonston
- Suburbs, Towns & Localities along route: Symonston, Narrabundah, Red Hill, O'Malley, Garran, Swinger Hill, Phillip, Lyons, Chifley, Waramanga, Stirling, Weston, Holder, Rivett and Duffy
Major routes Hindmarsh Drive intersects or conencts with include Tuggeranong Parkway, Yamba Drive, Jerrabomberra Avenune (former NR23), and Monaro Highway (A23).
Hindmarsh Drive is all dual carriageway, with 4 to 6 lanes for traffic and is used as a major cross city route from the Woden and Tuggeranong to connect to Queanbeyan and the eastern Canberra suburbs.
The route is named after John Hindmarsh (1782-1860), who was the first governor of South Australia, from 1836 to 1838. He was knighted in 1851. 1
- 29 September 1966: Name was gazetted. 1
- 13 December 1966: The first section of Hindmarsh Drive, the Mugga arterial road from the Woden Valley to Fyshwick, opened to traffic. A one and a half mile section of Hindmarsh Drive from
Canberra Avenue, opposite Ipswich Street in Fyshwick, to Dalrymple Street, in Narrabundah, was the first of the five-mile link to be opened. 2
- 9 March 1967: Official opening of Hindmarsh Drive by Commissioner of NCDC, Rt Hon John Douglas Anthony. 3
- 1968: Installation of traffic lights at the corner of Hindmarsh Dr, Canberra Av and Ipswich St at Fyshwick. 4
- 1968: Street lighting installed on Hindmarsh Drive at junctions with Canberra Av, Jerrabomberra Av, Dalrymple St, Tamar St, Palmer St and Yamba Dr. 5
- April 1972: Traffic light installation at the corner of Hindmarsh Dr and Jerrabomberra Av at Symonston completed by AWA Limited at a cost of $22 410. 6
- November 1972: Traffic lights switched on along Hindmarsh Dr at the junctions with Melrose Dr and also Ainsworth St. 7
- April 1973: Permanent closure of the junction of Hindmarsh Drive and McDonald Street at Chifley. 8
- 2 May 1973: Traffic lights at the corner of Hindmarsh Drive and Jerrabomberra Avenue at Symonston were switched on. 9
- May 1974: Installation of traffic lights at the corner of Hindmarsh Dr and Melrose Dr at Phillp. 10
- 1978: Construction begins on grade separating Hindmarsh Drive / Tuggeranong Parkway junction. 11
- October 1979: Work commenced on duplicating Hindmarsh Drive at Weston, near Namatjira Drive. 12
- 1979: At grade junction with Tuggeranong Parkway replaced by grade separated interchange. 13
- February 1988: Work begins to relocate Hindmarsh Dr between Jerrabomberra Av and Canberra Av. 14
- 1989: Hindmarsh Drive extended from Jerrabomberra Av to junction of Canberra Av and Newcastle Street during Monaro Hwy construction.
- 22 November 1989: Hindmarsh Drive deviation to Canberra Av opened to traffic. 15
- 27 June 2005: Minister for Urban Services John Hargreaves officially opened the on-road cycle lanes constructed on Hindmarsh Drive. 16
- 2019: B52 re-routed via Hindmarsh Drive from Canberra Avenue to Monaro Highway. 17
1 ACT Planning & Land Authority, Place Name Search, Hindmarsh Drive
2 Canberra Times, Page 4, 13 December 1966
3 ACT Heritage Library, ImagesACT, Official opening of Hindmarsh Drive. Rt Hon John Douglas Anthony, 9 March 1967.
4 Canberra Times, Page 7, 5 October 1967
5 Canberra Times, Page 10, 28 March 1968
6 Canberra Times, Page 1, 4 March 1972
7 Canberra Times, Page 3, 21 November 1970
8 Canberra Times, Page 12, 5 April 1973
9 Canberra Times, Page 1, 3 May 1972
10 Canberra Times, Page 16, 5 July 1974
11 ACT Heritage Library, ImagesACT, Concrete beam placed in position on the Tuggeranong Parkway overpass of Hindmarsh Drive, 5 December 1978.
12 Canberra Times, Page 8, 6 October 1979
13 ACT Heritage Library, ImagesACT, Tuggeranong Parkway, Hindmarsh Drive interchange is nearing completion, 11 January 1979.
14 Canberra Times, Page 9, 6 February 1988
15 Canberra Times, Page 5, 22 November 1989
16 Chief Minister, Australian Capital Territory, Media Release, Opening of $900 000 Woden Valley On-Road Cycle Lane, 27 June 2005.
17 ACT Government, Transport Canberra and City Services, Guide Signs, Municipal Infrastructure Standards 12, April 2019
Last updated: 12-Aug-2020 23:28
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