Stop the Demolition of the James Street Freeway Exit
In 2016 the James Street Mitchell freeway exit is set to be demolished, making way for a $32 million bus bridge. The 110m bridge is part of a new bus “exit strategy”, which also includes bus-only lanes down the middle of Charles St.
The construction of the bridge itself will span over a year, creating an absolute nightmare for anyone driving into the city from the Mitchell freeway. The James Street exit closure will impair access into Northbridge forcing drivers to cross three sets of traffic lights to access the street, subsequently increasing travel time for the public.
The government also plan to build traffic lights at the James Street exit of the Graham Farmer Freeway. This design will not only result in congestion, but will also increase the risk of traffic accidents inside the tunnel as drivers will be forced to a sudden stop coming round the bend.
The Minister for Transport Dean Nalder didn’t consult the public and refuses to meet with local business owners who oppose the project. This poorly devised public transport scheme has absolutely no consideration for the impact of the bridge on local business economy, tunnel safety, or for the freeway travel needs of the Perth public. This will only increase congestion in what is an already heavily congested area.
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