I love the signs that have just gone up near the intersection of Cotter Road and Streeton Drive: “Roadworks commence 8 July, use alternative routes”.
What alternative routes do they have in mind? Hindmarsh Drive is a nightmare in the morning (and the nightmare is transferred to Melrose Drive in the evening). There used to be an alternative route through Lyons/Weston, but then someone decided it would be a good idea to do some roadworks there too, resulting in temporary traffic lights and Heysen St reduced to one lane for 50 metres.
Frankly, I’d rather see a sign that says “Roadworks commence here on 8 July, but whichever route you take you’re stuffed.” At least it would be more honest. Or how about “Yes, we’ve been upgrading Cotter Road for over two years now, and no, it’s not even remotely close to completion. Tell it to someone who cares.” But maybe that’s too honest.
Still, it’ll be nice once it’s finished (in 2015).