Friday, 27 April 2018

Nightmare at Maitland Roundabout Ignored


Member for Maitland Jenny Aitchison MP has criticised the Berejiklian government for ignoring the traffic congestion problems and safety issues at the Maitland Train Station roundabout.

Jenny Aitchison says she is "deeply concerned that there will be a fatality on this stretch of road or someone will die waiting for assistance as the ambulance is stuck in traffic."

The traffic congestion surrounding the roundabout is well-known and a concern to commuters, delivery people, transport workers and emergency services.

Jenny Aitchison says she "had a report from some of the community recently that they've been on that congested part of the highway going westward a number of times when ambulances have been trying to get through there and that's just completely dangerous".

She believes an overpass built at the site in September 2016 has done little to remedy the situation.

The MP claims the Berejiklian government has paid no more attention to the issue, but still spending over $2 billion on stadiums in Sydney.

Jenny Aitchison is in talks with the Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight, Hon. Melinda Pavey MP and the Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Roads, Maritime and Transport, Kevin Anderson MP as well as the RMS to work on the issue.

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