• Edi-Cheshunt Road already under the microscope

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    POOR CONDITION: An image depicting the state of a section of Edi-Cheshunt Road, which local Robert Cook raised with a local member of parliament, only days ago.

    LONG time local Robert Cook raised concerns over the state of the Edi-Cheshunt Road near the home of Basil, Rosemary and David White just days before this week’s fatal crash.

    Following a conversation with Tim McCurdy (MLA, Ovens Valley) at the Myrtleford Show on November 26, Mr Cook sent a couple of photos of the dangerous area “at David White’s corner” of the road.

    The note to Mr McCurdy read “please see what you can do to have this repaired ASAP as this road carries a lot of traffic including two school buses, a B-Double milk tanker and at times gravel trucks…thanking you.. Pat & Robert Cook,” it read.

    Although the crash, which took the life of young Basil and seriously injured his mother, was 100 metres from the subject corner, and the cause of the collision is yet to be determined, Mr McCurdy said it again highlights the state of some roads in the rural city.

    “My heart goes out to the family of Basil and this is one of the reasons why we need to continually improve roads and make them as safe as they can be in the region,” Mr McCurdy said.

    The article about the crash can be read here: http://wangarattachronicle.com.au/2016/12/07/edi-crash-claims-life/

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