Upgraded road fails the most basic test
I WOULD like to take this opportunity to thank the Main Roads Dept for the magnificent job they did of building the new section of road from Mount Low Parkway turnoff to the bridge at Black River.
I would also like to thank the engineers who must have put a lot of thought into ensuring it was built correctly and more importantly flood-proof. I think they might need to go back to school to re-learn their skills and the basic concepts.
I find it totally unacceptable that a section of the national highway ( Bruce Highway) is subject to flooding after just having millions of dollars spent on it, for an upgrade. I would have thought our illustrious council would have offered sound advice to the Mains Roads Dept about the flood levels in that area and the need to build the road at an appropriate height to mitigate future flooding.
I have been fortunate enough to travel to many parts of the world including many so-called ‘‘ third world countries’’ and quite frankly they have better road systems in place to mitigate flooding and natural disasters to ensuretheir main highways are keep open. At times I wonder just who is the ‘ third world country’, maybe we are.
J. LAVERY, Bluewater Park.