DPTI are looking at “grade separation of Marion Road from the intersection of Anzac Highway to Cross Road, grade separation of Marion Road from the tramline to Cross Road and a tramline overpass of Marion Road and Cross Road” See here.
The Federal government has chipped in $2m just for the study. Judging by past expenditure, we expect that building the flyovers will cost three to five hundred million dollars – more than has been spent cycling infrastructure over the last 50 years. And while it might relieve a bottleneck, the project would also induce more traffic on the roads, creating congestion elsewhere. And creating a more intimidating environment for cycling.
Accepting that the politicians are determined to do a silly thing, we have ideas about how it could be done in the most sensible way. See our comments on the study here.
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