Rem­edy needed

Taupo & Turangi Weekender - - News -

I read Graeme Chisholm’s let­ter in last week’s Week­ender with in­ter­est but un­for­tu­nately his wish for lights at this in­ter­sec­tion does noth­ing to solve the prob­lem, lights do not ease the con­ges­tion by even one ve­hi­cle. He men­tions the East Taupo¯ ar­te­rial bridge ap­proach­ing its ca­pac­ity, but it is not there yet and what is needed at our trou­ble­some, and dan­ger­ous, in­ter­sec­tion is a rem­edy now.

The only thing lights would do at this in­ter­sec­tion is take de­ci­sions away from dither­ing driv­ers who can­not see their way clear to pro­ceed down the merg­ing lane.

Let’s have the north­ern traf­fic di­rected away on to the East Taupo¯ Ar­te­rial high­way and so re­duce the de­lays ex­it­ing Nor­man Smith St. No ve­hi­cles com­ing down the Con­trol Gates Hill, thus a free flow for all the Nor­man Smith St traf­fic.

DON LOCKE

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