What? No turning lane?

Carolyn Rifello, Terragon

Finally, after the floods, life is slowly returning to some semblance of order.

Since funding has been gratefully received to re-do the Byrrill Creek Bridge, wouldn’t it be sensible and necessary to put in a turning lane for those turning in from the increasingly busy (B-double trucks) Kyogle Road??

Isn’t this a no-brainer?

Or will the catch-cry be once again from Tweed Shire Council (TSC), that safety is not a priority for this budget?

And I quote: Tuesday 5th June 2012:

‘While road safety/geometry are considered they are not the factor that determines priority (and hence funding) across the whole region. Also, a review of reported accidents at the intersection has found that the majority are single vehicle – not related to the intersection. The project is on a fixed budget and timeframe, and both would be compromised if the intersection work was included.’

We sincerely hope TSC’s focus and standard planning practices have since matured to anticipate and be proactive to prevent fatalities because one death is too many.

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