The Cessnock Advertiser's Letters to the Editor: March 17, 2021

Letters to the Editor: March 17


At the Mitchell Avenue railway crossing at Kurri Kurri, thousands of motorists are forced to stop each and every day at a railway crossing that has no trains. The mine it services is closed, the trains no longer run. Why has Cessnock Council not undertaken now or in the past to have boom gates installed so as to maximise the crossing's efficiency for the road users? There are thousands of cars, trucks and bikes crossing each day and every day. In the past very few trains, now absolutely none.

The residents, rate payers, transport operators, businesses and voters are treated by this council as not worthy of noticing. We are the ones being inconvenienced by inaction to respond to the growth and development within this community. We are the ones inconvenienced by having to slow down, queue and stop. We are the ones who need this crossing updated to reflect the needs of this commercial hub, Hunter Expressway access and the local community that uses the Mitchell Avenue railway crossing.

Boom gates are needed, trains or no trains, at Mitchell Avenue, Kurri Kurri.

Bruce Ellison, Sawyers Gully

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