Meroo truck stop plan raises concerns

A PROPOSED truck rest area at Meroo Meadow has received mixed reactions from local residents.Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) recently held a public meeting to seek community opinion on a proposed heavy vehicle enforcement bay and truck park at Meroo Meadow.The meeting discussed the need for a northbound heavy vehicle facility as well as how the proposed location was chosen.Meroo Meadow resident Ross Thompson is a supporter of the highway duplication but believes the truck rest area should be built at South Nowra.“Putting it in Meroo Meadow is going to affect quite a few residents,” he said.“I was extremely surprised to hear about the rest stop. It would be almost next door to my house. There willbe noise and lighting that will affect people.“The rest stop could be built at South Nowra where it won’t affect any residents,” he said.Silos winery owner Raj Ray has recently been battling noise complaints over helicopter flights from his property just north of Meroo Meadow.“I don’t particularly want a four-lane highway at the front of my property but it is going to save lives and it is going to bring more people to the region,” he said.“We lose some of our land to the highway, there’s going to be entry and exit issues but one life saved is worth every bit of it.“Putting a truck stop in could help prevent some of the horrible crashes like the ones we hear about on in the north.“I’m prepared to put up with a bit of noise and light,” he said.A spokesperson for RMS said the organisation had been consulting with the local community about a proposed northbound heavy vehicle rest area and inspection bay at Meroo Meadow as part of the future Princes Highway upgrade between Berry and Bomaderry.“RMS is using the feedback received from the local community to refine and improve the Berry to Bomaderry upgrade project, including the proposed rest area.”There will be further community consultation as planning progresses.This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on 苏州美甲培训学校.