KXNT Jerk Of The Week Submission August 14, 2009 Capitalism Wins!

My trips to and from Deniliquin just got faster

August 14th, 2009 at 02:08pm

I’m looking forward to an improved average speed on my next trip to Deniliquin (which is a mere two weeks away) as those annoying 12 kilometres or so of roadworks near Gundagai have been completed. (I could be sure it was more than 12km of roadworks…but I’ll trust the article for now) No more utter boredom of driving through an 80km/h (or worse) zone thinking “so where are the workers anyway?”…unless it’s a Monday in which case they were there. I never quite understood why a single carriageway road needed to be slowed down to 80km/h on days when roadworks weren’t actually taking place.

THE final 5km section of the Hume Highway duplication between Albury and Woomargama will open to motorists today with little fanfare.

Meanwhile, a ceremony involving NSW Roads Minister Michael Daley and member for Riverina, Kay Hull, will be held further north at Coolac at 11am when the Hume Highway bypass of the village is officially opened.
The $179 million Coolac bypass involves 12km of dual carriageway between 12km and 24km north of Gundagai and 4km of existing road between the Dog on the Tucker Box and Muttama Creek.

I suppose this means I won’t see the “roadworks next 300km” or similar sign near the Sturt Highway exit either.

(thanks to Trent for the link to the story)


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