Sunday 18 December 2011

Riverside Drive at Riverside Approach

Residents have asked why the traffic management at the above location is still in place, following the recent motor vehicle damage to the rail bridge.   The City Council’s Head of Transportation advises :

"This is a deliberate section of temporary traffic management to ensure that no further vehicle strikes occur.  The City Engineer's Structural engineers have undertaken a survey and we (City Engineer / Transportation and Planning) are considering a permanent layout that will prevent any further bridge strikes in the future.

I am unable to give any date for removing the traffic management as this will be dependant on when a permanent solution can be implemented.   My observation is that any delay to traffic egressing from Riverside approach would be restricted to peak times."

I have been assured that I will be given an update on the situation early in the New Year.