Council should stop stalling River St Bridge
Dubbo Regional Council is doing residents a disservice in stalling this project, whatever their reasons.
Whylandra Street traffic is dangerous and needs to be freed up sooner rather than later, and the River Street Bridge project will facilitate this. Four lanes northbound and lights should be much better and safer than the existing roundabout – often reduced to two lanes.
Through highway traffic and North Dubbo traffic could proceed to a new River Street bridge, thereby reducing traffic on Erskine Street.
While there will be some limitations in flood times for this (approximately ten days in ten years!), putting the new bridge at Troy now would represent a long detour to cross the river and cause a big delay in fixing the current urgent problems at Whylandra Street.
A town bypass with a river crossing at Troy is much needed. Council should lobby both levels of government for that funding as a next necessary project for our rapidly expanding city, but should NOT block or delay the River Street project which is urgently needed now.