I was driving home from Sydney yesterday, cruising along the Hume at about 113 km/h, when I hit a huge tailback about 12 or so kms south of the Sutton Forest service centre.
The next 15km (yep, measured it) took almost 2 hours (yep, timed it). There was a lane closed for repairs a little way south of the Marulan service centre, and with all the trucks, and extra traffic generated by people heading home after the long weekend, a huge jam was inevitable.
Anyway, according to the RTA Live Traffic NSW website, these works were scheduled to start yesterday. Seems a bit dumb to schedule major roadworks on the Canberra-bound lane on the Monday of a Canberra long weekend. A case of “didn’t know” or “didn’t care”?
Anyone else get stuck?
Oh and by the way, no, my time is not overly precious, and yes, I got over it, and yes, I’m grateful that I live in a country with (on the whole) decent roads, and no, there were no cyclists involved, and yes, I realise that roadworks are necessary, etc. etc.
[Photo: Paddy’s River Southbound 12 Mar 4pm, by Peter]