The latest on the right hand turn at Eastern Valley Way

The saga continues…

As you may be aware many residents in the Castlecrag area, and indeed visitors to Castlecrag are sick of taking their life (and that of their passengers) in their hands when attempting to make a right hand turn from Edinburgh Road to Eastern Valley Way.

While Council is not responsible for any installation of traffic signals at this busy intersection, I believe that we can keep up pressure on getting a resolution to this important issue.

We have been very fortunate that our local member, Gladys Berejiklian has been a strong supporter of a change at the intersection. Over the past year Gladys has facilitated meetings with the RMS and Council and you may recall a RMS community survey was released last year.

The survey gave two different options which I believe were not workable. Following the feedback to the RMS, Gladys organised another meeting in December which was aimed at directing the RMS to try again with a more suitable solution.

This week Gladys forwarded a copy of a letter from Hon. Duncan Gay MLC, Minister for Roads and Ports. In this letter Mr Gay says ” I am pleased to confirm that as a result of the meeting, RMS will investigate the cost and benefits of a part-time dedicated right turn phase from Edinburgh Road into Eastern Valley Way.”

While we should not celebrate in the streets yet, this is an important step in the right direction.

Many thanks to Gladys for keeping up the good fight.

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