The Beagle Editor,
It’s no surprise users of the Princes Highway in the Shire are getting agitated with the lack of actions by our authority’s to properly redesign and up grade the Princes Highway in the Eurobodalla Shire. Moruya is evidence of real traffic management chaos at the moment getting more congested by the day. Council staff are considering ways to make it difficult for highway users to use back streets to avoid the banking up of traffic because of the traffic lights in the main st. The traffic lights are only just part of the traffic chaos in Moruya. Two other causes of the chaos is the two right turns heading North at each end of the Moruya bridge, our local traffic expert engineers have known about the poor road intersection and traffic light matters for many years and have apparently sat on their hands and gagged themselves with it all. All the traffic light and intersection poor engineering is doing is compressing traffic into large traveling big blocks up to a kilometre long further agitating drivers and very likely contributing to rood accidents on the Princes Highway heading in both directions. Unfortunately though all those heading North in the compressed block then come to Mogo that has 40 and 50 kilometre an hour limits with a bad intersection and narrow bridge at the Tomakin Rd intersection further adding to the solvable present Highway mess. Then to top it all of still heading North we arrive at Batemans Bay the traffic light town which really stuffs traffic flows right up agitating road users even more.
Our Councillors and Council Staff need to start working together and have some serious talks with the various ministers for roads at all levels and senior RMS staff so funding can be identified and allocated over time to fix the mess, that is a problem to all the Highway users. Our councillors need to take control of resolving to meet with the RMS key people and start talking about the future highway needs or requirements and become a bit more responsible about the matter.