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Your views: on COVID testing and traffic

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Today, readers comment on the State Government finally authorising the use of Rapid Antigen Tests, and a Cross Rd freight route.

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Commenting on the story: Testing time: Marshall green-lights Rapid Antigen Tests as cases soar

At last, a dose of common sense. – Gilbert Aitken

I had full respect for our SA Government and SA Health until the borders opened and let Covid in.

I wonder if this is a political move and not in the interest of our public health because there was really no knowledge or understanding about Omicron.

The problem is I have a 95-year-old father and two immune-compromised brothers; we have had to cancel Christmas in Adelaide because of this, and this has made me very sad as we may never have the opportunity to spend Christmas as a family unit again. I am now also worried about their mental health.

I am only me, surely we should be putting restrictions in place to slow down or stop the spread. I’m now dreading 2022. Personally it wasn’t the time for us to get used to living with Covid. – Susan Skujins

Why are our politicians and bureaucrats always so far behind the eight ball. Simple commonsense says these tests should have been available weeks ago. – Paul Venables

Thank god they are for sale and not being given away for free. Let those who haven’t the patience to get their tests through the right channels take those unreliable tests, but don’t come near me after. – Fred Driver

Commenting on: Your views: on COVID preparedness and more

Toll Gate, Cross Rd to South Rd. There are seven major cross roads on this route, with associated traffic light control. One railway crossing plus the tram crossing at the South Rd intersection.

Major upgrades would be needed as some of these north-south roads carry a lot of local traffic to and from the city area. There are two schools accessing this road, one has a controlled traffic light. The intersection/flyover at South Road – Cross Road is already becoming a choke point at rush hours. Although there are three lanes, one turning right onto the “improved” North-South corridor, heavy trucks already using this route as a feeder can fill this lane and spill out into and block the east-west remaining lanes.

To make Cross Road a major traffic route, very extensive work would be needed at most of the crossing roads. The road would need to be widened, nearly all the established trees removed, dwellings etc demolished. If some of the intersections on the South Rd “improvements” are an example, the compulsory acquiring of property and footprint size if correctly planned would be huge.

Large trucks use a large amount of extra fuel just stopping and starting, produce air pollution, so unless the whole of this route can be underground or a complete “flyover”  it would be a total fiasco. – Terry Jackson

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