Rat-run theory challenged

MORE than 70 people converged on Caddies Creek Public School last Tuesday to air their grievances over escalating traffic congestion on Glenwood Park Drive, Glenwood.

Glenwood Community Association committee member Chris Winslow said residents were sure Glenwood was being used to avoid the intersection of Old Windsor and Sunnyholt roads but data provided by Blacktown Council transport and city projects manager Rudi Svarc didn't support this.

"The amount of traffic on Glenwood streets is comparable to feeder streets in Quakers Hill and Kings Langley," Mr Winslow said.

"However, as a lot of people also pointed out, James Cook Drive and Farnham Road in Quakers Hill have got more lanes to exit from."

The association arranged the meeting in response to concerns raised on their Facebook page about traffic congestion on Glenwood Park Drive.

Mr Winslow said traffic was also a problem on Norwest Boulevarde and Greenhill Drive.

"The operators of the toll won't lift the toll for people who want to travel westwards between Greenhill Drive and Sunnyholt Drive," he said.

Riverstone MP Kevin Conolly said: "I've already written to the Roads Minister [Duncan Gay] to ask for improvements on Norwest Boulevarde, to make exiting from Glenwood via Greenhill Drive and Norwest Boulevarde easier. I believe traffic lights would stop the build-up."

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