Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Anger as Footscray trucks total soars

Leader - Aug 10 @ 07:07am

THE Maribyrnong Truck Action Group wants extended truck curfews after leaked VicRoads counts show a jump in night-time traffic, particularly on two roads.
Group chairman Peter Knight said the figures showed a 46 per cent night-time increase on Moore St and an overall increase of 24.6 per cent, taking the street’s total daily count to almost 2500.

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We need quick-fix for truck traffic: MP

By Brad Gardner | August 13, 2010

The Victorian Government is being urged to look at possible quick-fixes to deal with an increase in truck traffic west of Melbourne

Footscray MP Marsha Thomson wants Roads and Ports Minister Tim Pallas to investigate options to reduce the number of heavy vehicles using a local street in Footscray to get to the Port of Melbourne.

Residents of Moore Street have complained to Thomson about heavy vehicles using the road at night, saying trucks are stopping them from sleeping.

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