19 June 2020

Traffic arrangements for Summernats City Cruise 2017

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Canberrans should expect delays as a result of rolling road closures from midday on Thursday 5 January along the Federal Highway and Northbourne Avenue to allow the Summernats City Cruise to take place.

“This year, as Summernats celebrates its 30th anniversary, a large number of vehicles are expected to take part as well as a large crowd of onlookers,” Transport Canberra and City Services Traffic Management and Safety senior manager, Rifaat Shoukrallah, said.

“We want to see people enjoy this event in safety and, to allow this, temporary road closures will be in place.”

City Cruise route

The Cruise will leave from the entrance to Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) off Flemington Road. It will travel down the Federal Highway and Northbourne Avenue to the intersection with London Circuit. It will then return along Northbourne Avenue, concluding at the entrance to EPIC at the intersection of the Federal Highway and Stirling Avenue.


  • Rolling closures will be in place along sections of the Federal Highway and Northbourne Avenue
  • For the duration of the Cruise, Flemington Road between Randwick Road and the Federal Highway will be temporarily closed.
  • Road users should seek an alternative route
  • Closure times

  • The Cruise will start at midday Thursday 5 January and will take approximately one hour.
  • Information for spectators

  • For safety, the public is not permitted to watch the Cruise from the central median strip on Northbourne Avenue or the Federal Highway
  • The public must also not enter any fenced areas or worksites along the Cruise’s route
  • The best vantage points are in the city and at the entrance to EPIC at the intersection of the Federal Highway and Stirling Avenue.
  • Parking is available in the city and at EPIC via Old Well Station Road, off the Federal Highway
  • An alcohol ban is also in place along the Federal Highway and Northbourne Avenue for the duration of the Cruise
  • The Cruise will travel at approximately 30 kilometres per hour with a police escort involving a lead car and trailing car to ensure a consistent spread throughout the Cruise,” Mr Shoukrallah said.

    “Roads ACT will coordinate the traffic lights for the Cruise to ensure it proceeds smoothly and to minimise delays to other motorists. Access will be maintained for emergency service.”

    Uniformed police officers will have a presence along the route to assist with crowd control. All road rules will apply for the event. Staff from the Road Transport Authority will be monitoring vehicles prior to their participation.

    If you have any questions, please contact Access Canberra on 13 22 81. For more information on Summernats please visit www.summernats.com.au

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