Roundabout is wrong solution
I know road works cost a fortune, never finish on time and always overrun by about double the originally estimated cost.
Just look at what is happening in Sydney.
But, how can it possibly be estimated to cost $7 million for a roundabout at a single intersection where the only tricky bit is getting cars out of Picnic Pde and on to Memorial Bay Dr?
I recall the interminable delays we had to endure while the construction at the intersection of Victoria Ave and Charles St was taking place.
It didn't cost much over $1 million but went on forever and is dangerous when it is raining because of its excessive size.
The poor bloke with the furniture shop, where the Chinese Restaurant now is, went broke.
It took that long.
Central Coast Council and its predecessor seem to have a love-hate relationship with roundabouts.
Is it really the answer, in this instance, or could a simpler solution be available after a bit of "outside the square" thinking?
At present travelling along Memorial Bay Dr to cross the Rip Bridge is a straight run.
The insertion of a roundabout will significantly interrupt this and cause delays where there are currently none.
Wrong solution, guys.
Back to the drawing board.
Email, 28 Nov 2018
Laurie Powell, Woy Woy
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