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LETTER: Totally unacceptable

SIR, – Last year was a horrendous year on the Western Highway.

The non-duplicated section of the highway is no longer fit for purpose and needs urgent upgrading right through to the South Australian border.

Traffic intensity on the highway, including heavy trucks and nowadays road trains too, has made the highway unsafe for all users.

Lack of passing and turning lanes for all side roads on a major interstate highway is inexcusable, especially when there is a high concentration of trucks on the roads. 

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A concerted effort is required by councils, police, trucking companies and road users to get a firm date on when the highway will be totally duplicated to the border.

I believe that bypasses of towns along the highway would be nice, but it is far more important for everyone’s safety, to duplicate the high speed sections of the highway and worry about the construction of the bypasses afterwards.

Failure to do so will most likely result in a continuation of the tragedies which we saw last year. 

Totally unacceptable.

Jeff Pay


The entire January 12, 2022 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!