Yesterday Chief Minister Jon “Super Highway” Stanhope, and Federal heavy Maxine McKew kicked off the second stage of Layon Drive upgrades. This will see the current pitiful Lanyon Drive between Hume and Jerrabombera upgraded to a dual carriageway. Stanhope says: “”The upgrade is welcome news for the many drivers and cyclists that use Lanyon Drive, who can expect less peak hour delays at the intersections of Lanyon Drive and the Monaro Highway and better access to the Hume industrial area”.
Sure this is great work, but what about that terrible bottle neck they added up on the Monaro Highway? I’m referring to the set of lights at the AMC, which cause huge tailbacks during peak periods?!? Surely the convicts travelling to and from the AMC can spare 5 minutes to either cross the flow of traffic without lights, or turn around at Hume or Hindmarsh Drive?