Help us fix road gridlock

Cr Steve Tuntevski wants State Government assistance to relieve increasing congestion on Edgar Road at Condell Park.

Story appeared in: Torch | November 14th, 2017

A TRAFFIC management study will determine whether Condell Park's notorious double roundabouts on Edgar and Eldridge road, should attract future funding for improvements.
Revesby Ward Councillor Steve Tuntevski wants State Government assistance to relieve traffic on the congested road, and has raised questions about possible funding.
Cr Tuntevski says Edgar Street, which is the responsibility of Canterbury Bankstown Council, links Milperra Road and the Hume Highway, and intersects at Eldridge Road, which is also a vital access route to Bankstown Hospital.
"I have personally seen emergency vehicles struggling to get through because of traffic gridlock," Cr Tuntevski said.
"I'm deeply concerned. In life-threatening emergency situations, every minute and every second counts. The current situation is unacceptable, residents deserve better. I want a solution, and funding from the State Government to get it fixed."
Cr Tuntevski says the merging of two lanes into one on Edgar Street, leading into the Eldridge Road intersection and the two roundabouts, are the cause of the congestion. He has asked the council to look into funding, and has raised questions as to why the council has not requested RMS assistance to upgrade the road in the past.
A council spokesperson said the State Government had provided no funding to relieve traffic congestion at the intersection in the last six years, and a 'traffic management study' is underway to determine whether work should be scheduled in a future capital works program.
State MP for East Hills, Glenn Brookes, said the RMS administers several road funding programs for councils to use to improve roads in their jurisdictions.

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