Byron ‘Gridlock’ Bay Set for Congested Summer
SUNDAY 3rd July marked the day when Byron Bayites got a taste of what’s to come over next summer. Traffic congestion between the Pass and the town centre appeared to be as bad as it’s ever been.
Right in the middle of winter. Locals can only imagine what’s to come once the Summer holiday season arrives.
There many comments about Byron Bay’s traffic congestion on Facebook overnight.
Max Pendergast: “Got a text message from our son Jy who was bringing the dive boat back yesterday, “Mum and Dad if you’re thinking of doing a surf check DON’T, traffic backed up to the Pass!”….Bring on the Butler St. Bypass, that will fix it – NOT! But making Shirley St. four lanes, one to feed Butler Street and installing traffic lights to replace the three main intersections, Jonson St., Fletcher St, and Middleton St. in town might
“Personally I hate traffic lights, but I hate more the fact that I can’t even get around my home town because of clogged up stupid roundabouts in high volume traffic areas. Come to Byron Bay they said, you’ll love it they said, you can sit in your car and watch the arse end of the car in front of you for hours ….”
Larnie Reid: It took Alg and me one hour from Lighthouse to the library roundabout at lunch time yesterday. Have never seen so much traffic. The town was in total gridlock. Parking along Lawson Street near empty. Staying calm was the key.
Kerry Baunach: “ONE HOUR TO DRIVE FROM WATEGO’S TO TOWN today. Traffic was backed to the turnoff to the Lighthouse at the top of Watego’s. No accidents, just too many cars!!!!!”
Muzz Sinclair: “Midday Lawson Street, Middleton Street still closed, traffic back to the Pass or even further, markets on. What is holding or why the stand still? Took half-an-hour from Clarks Beach to the RSL, now I need a beer. “