22 May 2012
DUPLICATION of Epping Rd would significantly relieve traffic congestion at a troublesome Whittlesea redspot, a road lobby group says.
Congestion at the roundabout intersection of High St and Epping and Findon roads has frustrated drivers for years.
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Leader Community Newspapers and the RACV have again joined forces to launch the 2012 Redspot Survey to lobby the State Government for road funding.
A redspot is a location on the road or public transport network with unnecessary or excessive congestion that makes road users see red.
VicRoads is investigating options to ease congestion at the Epping roundabout.
The road authority is also taking action to improve traffic flow at Whittlesea’s other nominated redspot – the Childs and Plenty roads intersection at Mill Park.
RACV roads and traffic manager Dave Jones said the best way to reduce traffic congestion at the Epping roundabout would be to duplicate Epping Rd and install traffic signals.
To nominate a Redspot go to redspotsurvey.com.au.
Nominations close July 6.