Bowen Place Crossing Milestone

Media Release

29 August 2014

The next phase of the pedestrian and cycle crossing construction at Bowen Place will commence on Monday.

A replacement shared path, which connects the main Parliamentary Zone foreshore promenade with Bowen Place Crossing, will be constructed from 1 September until 19 September. As part of the works, the existing path will be widened to four metres for almost all of its length, and new lighting will be installed.

NCA Chief Executive, Malcolm Snow said there will be temporary diversions in place for pedestrians and cyclists while the work occurs.

'Pedestrian and cyclists will be temporarily redirected via existing footpaths along Parkes Place East and King Edward Terrace, around the National Gallery of Australia,' he said.

'The diversion will be in place for less than three weeks, and has been timed to avoid public events in the area.'

Bowen Place and the central basin path network is part of the popular pedestrian and cyclist route around Lake Burley Griffin. Bowen Drive is also a busy commuter peak hour road. When complete, Bowen Place crossing and associated works will allow motorists, pedestrians and cyclists simultaneous safe passage through the area at all times.

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

The Bowen Place crossing is scheduled to be complete in April 2015.