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Your views: on congestion-busting Budget measures

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Today, readers comment on expensive Budget measures to remove level crossings and improve intersections.

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Commenting on the story: “Notorious” level crossings targeted in State Budget

Totally agree with the planned expenditure, but i wish they would do something about the one across Cross Rd, just before Goodwood Rd.

When the freight trains go through you can be sitting there for five to 10 minutes, no exaggeration.

When I came down from Blackwood I would catch it at Belair, and again at Cross Rd if I didn’t time it right. Very frustrating. – Elaine Fardell

While it’s all very well to publish an article about mega-dollar capital works that are spruiked to provide benefits to motorists, it would be nice to have some balance.

Whenever roads are made more convenient for private motorists to use, these roads usually attract more traffic on the roads and less use of public transport.

More traffic creates new bottlenecks, and less patronage of public transport reduces the revenue stream.

These are well known phenomena and some analysis of costs and benefits of these projects is warranted, rather a simple free kick for an anti-public sector government. Stephen Fuller

My, it’s good to live in a marginal seat, or one where a well-known pollie leaves the scene.

Sturt: – $98 million to upgrade the intersection of Magill Road and Portrush Road.

Boothby: – $61 million to upgrade the intersection of Cross Road and Fullarton Road.

$60 million to upgrade the intersections of Goodwood/Springbank/Daws Roads.

$35 million to upgrade the intersection of Glen Osmond Road and Fullarton Road. – Dr Ron Hoenig

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