I used to hear about the awful bottleneck at the Calder Interchange on the Tullamarine Freeway. Radio traffic reports often mentioned it, probably daily. I even experienced it myself when we picked up some o/s visitors from the airport one weekday morning. It was a nasty bottleneck.
The RACV magazine published plans of the alterations to make the Calder interchange work better. I studied the plans carefully and they looked pretty good to me. I pinned the pages to my Melways street directory.
Many millions of dollars were spent and the project was completed and there was no more congestion at the Calder interchange. Good work Vicroads.
Except, just a couple of years later, what have I heard twice on the radio recently? Congestion at the Calder Interchange.
It is quite clear to me after watching thirty odd years of matters like this, build a road and the customers will come and then too many customers will come.
It is a pity that people who want to insert train lines all over our fair city don't seem to get the same say as those who want roads everywhere.
This was written a few days ago and I have since heard another mention of congestion at the Calder Interchange.