Sunday 16th of June 2024

how planners got rozelle traffic modelling horribly wrong.......

For any motorist inching their way through part of Sydney’s inner west, the state government’s traffic modellers have seriously miscalculated the flow-on effects from incorporating a massive spaghetti junction into the road network.

It has turned arterial routes and local streets in the inner-west suburbs of Balmain, Rozelle and Annandale into car parks during the morning rush.

For the third straight day, motorists and bus passengers endured bumper-to-bumper traffic on the City West Link and Victoria Road. A trip from Haberfield to the Anzac Bridge on the City West Link averaged an agonising 44 minutes in the morning peak on Wednesday.

Several months ago, Transport for NSW’s modelling had suggested traffic from the interchange would add only five to 10 minutes to trips on Victoria Road through Drummoyne and over the Iron Cove Bridge during morning peaks.

 

Those travel delays have now blown out.

It has left packed buses, which once offered commuters a quicker ride into the CBD, crawling along local roads as they get caught up in the congestion, turning what was once a 15-minute trip from Balmain to the CBD into a 45-minute journey.

Roads Minister John Graham and senior transport officials have a major problem on their hands.

Residents who have endured years of disruption from construction of the interchange will not tolerate weeks and months of this, let alone wait for relief to congested roads from the opening of the Western Harbour Tunnel in 2028.

The minister offered few tangible remedies on Wednesday. A directive for trucksworking on government construction sites at Rozelle to stay off the City West Link during the morning peak won’t be the magical solution.

While emphasising that “there’s nothing off the table”, Graham and his Transport boss Josh Murray appear reluctant to do what many motorists reckon is the obvious solution.

That is, add lanes or make changes at the pinch-points that are causing the pain. A three-lane to one merge point from Victoria Road onto the Anzac Bridge, along with two lanes merging into one on the City West Link, are proving to be painful bottlenecks.

READ MORE:

https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/how-planners-got-rozelle-traffic-modelling-horribly-wrong-20231129-p5ensa.html

 

GUSNOTE: THE WESTCONNEX AND THE ROZELLE INTERCHANGE ARE CREATIONS OF THE PREVIOUS GOVERNMENT. THE NEW GOVERNMENT SHOULD HAVE FORESEEN THAT SOME OF THE TUNNELS NOT BEING SERVICEABLE YET, COULD CREATE A FEW "PROBLEMS" WITH THE INTERCHANGE... THINGS WILL SORT OUT SOON, AS DRIVERS FIND THE WAY TO THE AIRPORT AND FLY AWAY TO...  WHEREVER THERE IS NO TRAFFIC MARMALADE....

 

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I avoid the Rozelle interchange like the plague — I drive through public parks, pedestrian pavements, pub gardens and car parks and bypass by Parramatta…. We're saving 10 minutes this morning….

 

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How many more things can go wrong in Sydney’s transport? We’ve had ferries, trains, buses, trams ... now Rozelle’s spaghetti junction. Letter writers and commenters were not amused by the wasteful use of public money, and the hours they spent trapped in traffic, on the newly-opened “Rozehell” interchange.

 

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/nsw/the-rozehell-interchange-a-spaghetti-junction-that-doesn-t-pasta-test-20231206-p5epmm.html

 

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BLAME Gladys and Dominic......

 

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