The second Nudurr Drive Extension Community Newsletter has just arrived in my letterbox.
For those who don’t know, Nudurr Drive will extend through Palmerston/Crace connecting Gundaroo Drive and Gungahlin Drive.
Apparently traffic lights are planned for the new intersection of Nudurr Drive and Gungahlin Drive, but I have to ask why? Do we really need or want another set of traffic lights on Gungahlin Drive? Why can’t a roundabout be built instead, as is the case at the current intersection of Nudurr Drive with Gundaroo Drive. If a roundabout can do the job there on Gundaroo Drive, then why not on Gungahlin Drive as well? Nudurr Drive will not carry that much traffic.
It seems to me that we are beginning to be overrun by traffic lights in this city which has previously prided itself on using non-signalisation options to control traffic – particularly roundabouts, which, after all, are much more environmentally-friendly and nicer to look at!