No action frustrates residents

CAMPANIA Road South residents Sam and Nancy Gagliardi are “fed up” with no safety upgrade work being completed at the Dalkeith Road/Main North Road intersection.

The couple has lived on the nearby road for over 40 years and have seen many accidents at the dangerous junction.

Mr Gagliardi said there has been numerous calls for work to be completed, but that it hasn’t changed anything, with increasingly more accidents occurring at the site.

“There has been quite a few people that have died; one morning three people died, but that was about 20 years ago,” he said.

“We complain about it, because we don’t like to see the accidents happen.

“There are people dying and getting hurt, and it makes us a little bit depressed.”

Mr Gagliardi said the amount of accidents has well and truly doubled since he’s been living near the road, and he questions why nothing has been done.

“Sometimes, there are two accidents a day, and accidents do happen nearly every day,” he said.

“I don’t understand why they will not do something about it, because it is not good.

“They need to put in a roundabout or stop lights and make the road wider with another lane, so people turning onto Main North Road (from Dalkeith) have more time to join the other traffic.

“It is very bad and we just want them (the state government) to do something about it.”

The couple said, not only does the high amount of accidents upset them emotionally, but it also impacts their ability to use their road, which is a concern at times of emergencies.

“It makes it very hard for us to get out of the road and to get to the places we need to go, especially in the school- time traffic or when there is an accident,” Mr Gagliardi said.

“We have to drive around the back road, which is much longer, because we cannot turn out of our road.

“What if there was an emergency? What would we do?”

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Growing up in Roseworthy and attending Kapunda High School, Laura joins The Bunyip in June, 2016 whilst completing the final year of a double degree in Journalism and International Relations at University of SA. This is Laura's first role as a Journalist following a stint at Gawler Council in the Communications Department. She will cover the news in the Playford and Mallala council regions. Outside of work, Laura enjoys anything health and well-being related, and can be regularly seen shopping for fresh, healthy produce at local markets.

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