As i was standing aroung waiting for my laksa at lunch today i happened to notice that today’s CT had an article of someone making election promises to build a bypass for Murrumbateman. I didnt stick around to read the whole thing so i’ve no idea who was making the promise but two things immediately struck me.
Firstly, why do we even need a bypass for Murrumbateman. It must slow down my drive out of Canberra in that direction by all of 1 minute & I cant recall any vehicle related fatalities in the town for some time. And secondly, the $100 mil that its likely to cost to build a bypass surely could be spent on something better to benefit those coming to and from Canberra(like a second lane for the GDE).
What do you think? Is this a great idea or a complete dud?