|Call for traffic diversion break|
|Eastern Courier Messenger, Adelaide by None||27 Mar 2013|
DIVERTING traffic through backstreets while part of Cross Rd is closed over Easter is unacceptable because locals need a break from the constant disruptions, Goodwood South ward councillor Jennie Boisvert says.
Traffic is set to be diverted through backstreets, including East and Raglan avenues and Leader and Leah streets, when Cross Rd is closed at the South Rd overpass for a crossing upgrade.
Cr Boisvert said on her blog residents were already fragile’’ because of the traffic and noise from the Goodwood Junction rail projects and were worried about extra traffic on East Ave and Leah St.
This is unacceptable when South Rd and Goodwood Rd remain available for traffic,’’ Cr Boisvert wrote. (Residents) have, quite simply, had a gutful and deserve a break.
I encourage everyone, those affected and those not affected, to let (the Transport Department) know that this decision should be reversed and traffic directed on to the main roads where they belong.’’
Winston Ave, Clarence Gardens, resident Craig Huckstepp was worried about the extra traffic and said more notice should have been given to residents.
Thirteen days before Easter is not up to scratch,’’ Mr Huckstepp said.
A bit more notice and people would have been able to make plans.’’
A Transport Department spokeswoman said electronic signs would be set up on main roads asking drivers to stick to the major thoroughfares so backstreets were used only as a last resort.
She said since March 15 information had been sent to some residents and had also been posted on the department’s website.
CROSSING CLOSURES . Cross Rd, Black Forest, (beneath the South Rd overpass), closed from 8pm on Thursday, March 28, to 5am on Tuesday, April 2, 5am . De Laine Ave, Edwardstown, closed from 8pm on Friday, April 19, to 5am on Monday, April 22 . Raglan Ave, Edwardstown, closed from 8pm on Friday, April 19, to 5am on Monday, April 22 . Angus Ave, Edwardstown, closed from 8pm on Friday, April 26, to 5am on Monday, April 29 . Dunorlan Rd, Edwardstown, closed from 8pm on Friday, April 26, to 5am on Monday, April 29 . Crossings at Edwards St, Brighton, Leader St, Forestville, and East Ave, Black Forest, will be closed at yet to be confirmed dates
27 March 2013
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This article appeared in this weeks Eastern Courier.