It was interesting to read the article “Excessive Enfield traffic claim” in last week’s Free Press, a couple of things bought a smile to may face.
As Mr Tull is complaining about the number of vehicles and dust, I rightly or maybe wrongly presume he lives in the new house on the stretch of Enfield St from Dureau’s corner to Spring Drive.
If I am correct in this assumption all I can say is you built a home on a known dirt road, and dirt roads and vehicle traffic cause dust.
Our roads have had a consistent increase in the number of heavy vehicle use, be they trucks or B doubles going from one highway (Sturt) to another (Hume) and areas in between over probably the last 10 years.
I have lived in the northern end of Cemetery Road since 1984 when it was all dirt up to Redlands Rd. As the Industrial area grew part of this road was sealed - luckily for us it was to our driveway.
However the number of vehicles which are using this by-pass, Honour Ave, Bullicourt Rd. Cemetery Rd either turning into the industrial area or going down to Spring Drive are now not one or two a day but several every hour, and they are able to travel at 100kph until they reach the 80kph restriction at Norsman Rd.
I can stand in my front yard and see the dust coming from the top part of Bullicourt Rd, and it drifts across the paddocks and until the vehicle is on the sealed section its identity cannot be seen.
About 25 years ago we were told that Bullicourt and Cemetery Roads would be a sealed official town by-pass for heavy vehicles and we would probably lose some of our land, in fact we were given a plan, this has never eventuated.
But like Mr Tull we built a home on a dirt road knowing that there would be dust but have never thought to complain.