RAH RAH FOR ROE
WE need solutions to traffic congestion south of the river for commuters besides freight. Thus far the only feasible solution is Roe 8. This was researched by two City of Cockburn independent reports in 2006 and 2013, followed by the South West Group of Councils; all validating Main Roads Department.
The alternative put forth is Leach Highway. Imagine Leach Highway with extended road works and lanes reduced as occurred with the Kwinana Freeway southbound.
The outer harbour is seen as the great saviour. It does not cater for tens of thousands of workers, service providers, goods deliveries and customers associated with high employment activities off North Lake Road, Stock Road and the AMC at Henderson.
The 2013 District Traffic Study by Arup had the wisdom to do an analysis "with" and "without" Roe 8 and its affects on the proposed North Lake Road bypass-overpass.
It is clearly shown that Roe 8 would have more affect in reducing daily traffic. A 17,500 vehicle reduction by Roe 8 in front of Gateways in Success versus 9000. Even the bypass would have a 7500 vehicle traffic reduction by 2031.
The road carnage will mean blood on the hands of McGowan and co. STEVE PORTELLI, Aubin Grove.