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What readers said on the Gold Coast Bulletin yesterday about congestion on M1 feeder roads.
You have a high school that has about 1500 kids, a primary school, thousands of houses, a shopping centre and the same one-lane road for everyone to use. It was OK six years ago when none of this existed but did someone forget to use their brains and say to themselves, ‘we need another road’?
Exit 54 getting on to the M1 in the morning is horrible? He has no idea, people are looking for alternate ways to travel. M1 is a joke. Just needs to be fixed. Government needs to spend money for the government to pay back. Foxwell Road needs to be fixed. It’s OK for the councilman and councils to collect all the revenue for the development approvals etc but they NEED to spend money on the roads. I’m late all the time because of this.
Yawalpah Road is a disgrace and so is Pimpama exit. It's a fatality waiting to happen in peak-hour traffic.
It’s the same all up and down the Coast. The council approves housing estates without any consideration to traffic management. I asked a councillor once why it isn’t a stipulation that if a large estate is going to be approved that the developer has to ensure feeder roads are capable of supporting the traffic. The answer was that the city does not consider feeder roads as they are the state’s responsibility and essentially the road outside the estate could be a dirt road and it would still be approved because the roads are the state’s responsibility.
It’s amazing how anyone that had anything to do with the development approvals wouldn’t have foreseen that major issue. There is already at least five new development sites going in, so hundreds more residents and zero infrastructure upgrades. Council needs to take some responsibility for approving these developments without care for how people will actually get in and out.
Coming off the M1 in the afternoon is ridiculous. It takes me 20 just to exit and we have to basically park on the M1. So not safe!
Stop letting all of the building happen. Our roads are not built to have this many people on them.
This just shows the priorities of most councillors and politicians. They only care about the almighty dollar. They don’t care about the people who have to suffer their greed.
This is what happens, dumb people run the country and states. No infrastructure is built!
Wouldn’t be a problem if people didn’t buy and live in these rabbit warrens. Then the developers would have to produce suburbs that meet the people’s needs, and not just make money for councils.
I don’t even think about going to Maccas between three and six.
Motorists are travelling 150m in 23 minutes on congested feeder roads off the M1’s Exit 49.