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A Tuross highway roundabout ? Really?

Clr Mayne,

It’s being understood by some Tuross Head residents that you could support the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Hector McWilliam Dr and the Princes Highway. The roundabout idea at that intersection has been has been discussed in the past with officers of the RMS – RTA or whatever they called themselves at the time the “statistics” – accidents and deaths were insufficient to justify anything more that a call to encourage motorists to drive safer. That would clearly mean not talking on the phone, doing one’s hair and drinking coffee out of cups while driving along Hector McWilliam Dr and onto the Princes Highway on the way to work, wouldn’t it?

If you aren’t aware of what goes on with drivers out of Tuross Head each day, I suggest you take the time to personally go and have a look. There are significant traffic issues in the Eurobodalla Shire as a result of the Princes Highway as it is at present. Forward planning by government is required to resolve all the Princes Highway issues, some being congestion in towns and villages, Moruya being a very good example. A new highway corridor is needed to eventually provide a highway that by passes all towns etc. in the shire and is able to deliver freight to the shire’s residents more efficiently and economically, our elected councillors should be thinking and planning well ahead if they are genuine about properly representing and delivering for the shires residents and developing a more sustainable and affordable economy.

Allan Brown Editors Note: The Beagle ran an article "Should the highway speed limit be reduced to 80kph at the Tuross intersection?" on Nov 22nd that might offer readers more info on the subject

#Opinion #Tuross #Council

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