19 June 2020

Parking and traffic arrangements for Summernats

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Canberrans should expect delays as a result of road closures and changed traffic arrangements around Exhibition Park in Canberra between Thursday 5 and Sunday 8 January 2017 to allow for Summernats 30.

“We want to see people enjoy this event in safety while also taking into consideration nearby residents and road users,” Transport Canberra and City Services Traffic Management and Safety senior manager, Rifaat Shoukrallah, said.

“We have developed these arrangements with the Australian Federal Police, Exhibition Park in Canberra, Summernats and residents from Watson and Downer.

“This year, as Summernats celebrates its 30th anniversary, a large number people are expected to attend. The following arrangements will be in place to help us manage the large influx of people and vehicles.”

Location of closures and changed arrangements

Around Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) in Mitchell and Lyneham.

Timing of closures and change arrangements

The closures and changed arrangements will be in place for the duration of the event, between Thursday 5 and Sunday 8 January 2017.


  • Stirling Avenue will be closed between Northbourne Avenue and Aspinall Street in Watson
  • Changed traffic arrangements

  • Left turns will be prohibited from Flemington Road onto Randwick Road during peak times.
  • The speed limit on Flemington Road between Federal Highway and Sandford Street will be reduced to 40km/h
  • Parking

  • Additional parking will be available north of Exhibition Park in Canberra, with access via Sandford Street or Old Well Station Road
  • No Parking’ and ‘No Camping’ signs will be erected on both sides of Northbourne Avenue and the Federal Highway.
  • Delays and detours

  • Delays are expected on Northbourne Avenue and the Federal Highway near Exhibition Park in Canberra.
  • Motorists are encouraged to use Antill Street and Wakefield Avenue as alternative routes
  • Motorists travelling to and from Gungahlin are advised to use Gungahlin Drive
  • Alcohol free zones will be created along Aspinall Street, Morisset Road, Stirling Avenue, Northbourne Avenue, Lonsdale Street and the Federal Highway within the ACT in both directions,” Mr Shoukrallah said.

    Short sections of Old Wells Station Road, Flemington Road and Phillip Avenue have also been nominated as alcohol free zones. The parking area north of EPIC and the parking area at the corner of Randwick Road and Flemington Road will also be alcohol free.

    Parking officers will be active in the area during Summernats and drivers are reminded to park legally. Illegal parking and verge parking will be enforced by parking inspectors, with particular focus on pedestrian and vehicle line of site safety issues.”

    Further information will be provided on the Summernats City Cruise.

    For up-to-date information on road closures please call Access Canberra on 13 22 81.

    For more information on road closures please visit www.tccs.act.gov.au

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