23 December 2014
Epping RSL sub-branch manager Narelle Hart says works on Harvest Home Rd are needed, but they are driving patrons around the bend and, on some occasions, all the way back home.
ROAD closures on Harvest Home Rd are causing confusion for Epping RSL sub-branch patrons.
The road has been closed west of the Epping Rd intersection to carry out upgrade works, including the installation of traffic lights.
Epping RSL subbranch general manager Narelle Hart said while she supported the works, there wasn’t enough lead-in time to inform members of the detour required to enter the carpark.
The sub-branch received a letter from Universal Group, the contractor for the works, just one week before construction started.
Patrons are now asked to turn into Lyndarum Rd from Epping Rd, instead of Harvest Home Rd.
“We were a bit disappointed that they didn’t notify us earlier, so we could have sent out a newsletter to all of our members,’’ Ms Hart said.
“We have got people that are travelling along High St, and they’re ending up in Craigieburn on the freeway and back down Cooper St to find a way in here.”
Ms Hart said Christmas was the club’s busiest time of the year.
“We’ve had to ring every booking we’ve got,’’ she said.
“People are just getting lost in the estate; it’s a maze.
“Our members are just turning around and going home saying ‘we can’t find it, we don’t know how to get there’.
“All we’re doing constantly is directing people how to get here.”
The works, including the construction of new and extended pavements, stormwater drainage, a guard fence and traffic lights, are expected to take five months.
Harvest Home Rd is expected to reopen in February.