CON­GES­TION NIGHT­MARE

Cockburn Gazette - - OPINION -

FUR­THER to the re­port in the Novem­ber 17 edi­tion head­lined “Route of the prob­lem”, I re­mem­ber read­ing an ar­ti­cle more than 12 months ago stat­ing that Solomon Road in Jan­dakot was go­ing to be changed to "rec­tify" the traf­fic con­ges­tion on the east­ern side of Cockburn Cen­tral.

The traf­fic con­ges­tion dur­ing peak hour at the in­ter­sec­tion of Tap­per Road and Ar­madale Road is al­ready a night­mare. If they change the light tim­ing to al­low more traf­fic out of this area, the flow-on ef­fect will cre­ate grid­lock on Ar­madale Road to the west and east of Tap­per Road.

I am still amazed that Ar­madale Road was not made dual lane to Fraser Road when it was ripped it up and caused de­lays 12 months ago for the open­ing of the new hous­ing es­tate.

I am sure the de­vel­op­ers could have cov­ered the cost of that.

Maybe open­ing the gates on the southern side of Knock Place and al­low traf­fic to flow through the fenced off area and then east along Ar­madale Road would be a start­ing point.

I hope the coun­cil plans to put an exit out of the car park to the north and join the North Lake fly­over… if this ever goes ahead. BRUCE WHITE, Atwell.

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