ROAD WORRIER

Wanneroo Times - - Opinion - JEREMY GRAY, Clark­son

I HAVE to agree with some re­cent cor­re­spon­dents about the Hester Av­enue-free­way sin­gle lane en­try ramps.

How Main Roads came up with this de­sign is mind­bog­gling.

The queue of ve­hi­cles this morn­ing (Wed­nes­day, April 6) stretched back to the Con­nolly Drive round­about.

The vast, vast ma­jor­ity of the pop­u­la­tion who will use this en­try live to the west and north west of the free­way.

Why on earth would you need two lanes con­tin­u­ing straight on east­bound to Wan­neroo Road and only one lane en­ter­ing the free­way? Why would west­bound traf­fic from Wan­neroo Road need its own ded­i­cated turn­ing lane at the ex­pense of a sec­ond turn­ing lane for east­bound traf­fic?

Did they not learn any­thing from hav­ing to re­design the Burns Beach Road in­ter­change when that was the end of the free­way?

No doubt Hester Av­enue will have to be re­designed at great tax­payer ex­pense.

The so­lu­tion would be to re­place the west­bound turn­ing lane with a give way sign and have two lanes turn­ing on to the free­way from the west side.

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