Murray Shire councillor Ian Moon wants to see traffic lights installed at the Meniya St roundabout in Moama to ease traffic congestion at peak times.RUTH CLAYTON January 25, 2013 4:37am
Murray Shire councillor Ian Moon is pushing for the installation of traffic lights at the Moama roundabout closest to the Echuca-Moama bridge.
Cr Moon believes a traffic light operating only at peak times will alleviate congestion.
He said it was imperative one was installed whether a new bridge was built in the meantime or not.
‘‘Something’s got to be done,’’ Cr Moon said.
‘‘We’re talking possibly another 20 years of that bridge being used with high volumes of traffic on it.
‘‘The problem is going to be there even when a new bridge is built.’’
Cr Moon said he was also concerned about emergency services not being able to cross the river at times.
Cr Moon brought up the issue at council’s Tuesday meeting.
Director of engineering services Leigh Robins said he had contacted the authority of that section of road, NSW Roads and Maritime Services, and feedback would be presented at February’s planning meeting.
Mr Robins told the Riverine Herald if a traffic light was to be installed, there would also need to be cross-border consultation with VicRoads.
The proposal has been dismissed by Murray Shire mayor Tom Weyrich who said he would ‘‘absolutely not’’ support it.
‘‘Logic tells me it’s not practical,’’ Cr Weyrich said.
‘‘The only thing it would achieve is bank the traffic up even more.
‘‘From a practical point of view, it would not work.’’
Cr Weyrich said in his experience dealing with the RMS, even if the proposal was approved it would be ‘‘light years away and hopefully before then we’d have a bridge.’’
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