McVeigh in call for road up­grades

The Chronicle - - News -

UR­GENT up­grades to a no­to­ri­ous War­rego High­way in­ter­sec­tion where a mother and daugh­ter suf­fered fa­tal in­juries in a traf­fic crash last month have been taken to the deputy prime min­is­ter.

Groom MP John McVeigh has met with nearby res­i­dents and reg­u­lar users of Brim­ble­combe Rd near Kingsthorpe to hear safety con­cerns, and lobby for up­grades.

Against the back­drop of trucks on the War­rego High­way, Dr McVeigh this week said Brim­ble­combe Rd needed an up­grade “as th­ese lo­cals are stress­ing with me”.

“The in­ter­sec­tion with Brim­ble­combe Rd and the War­rego High­way par­tic­u­larly needs at­ten­tion,” he said.

“This in­ter­sec­tion is go­ing to be busier.

“This in­ter­sec­tion, if we don’t get the safety up­grades, is only go­ing to be­come more dan­ger­ous.”

Res­i­dents called for - at a min­i­mum - a sign high­light­ing turn­ing trucks from the re­cently-up­graded high­way into the ar­te­rial Brim­ble­combe Rd.

“I am lob­by­ing the deputy prime min­is­ter at the mo­ment,” Dr McVeigh said.

“Brim­ble­combe Rd it­self has long-term so­lu­tions. In the in­terim, of course, we need to fo­cus on this in­ter­sec­tion to pro­vide safe turn­ing lanes and to avoid tragedies in the fu­ture.”

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