Unley Council want B-double ban on road

Crash sparks plan to remove B-doubles from Glen Osmond Road due to community concerns

By Ruza Zivkusic-Aftasi | September 19, 2013

Adelaide’s Unley Council wants to ban trucks on a busy road following the crash of a B-double last week.

Unley Mayor Lachlan Clyne says the council plans to remove B-doubles from Glen Osmond Road due to community concerns.

The road has become busier following an increase in cafes and restaurants and serves as a main freight route.

The South Australian Government has said it will monitor truck traffic before deciding whether to implement the ban.

However, Clyne believes diverting trucks to other routes is the best option.

"The state government has said that they’ve identified that area for higher density living and they would like to see apartment buildings being developed along there to rejuvenate it," Clyne says.

"We’re saying that it’s going to cause a conflict with the pre-existing use of the road which is a freight transport corridor.

"If they’re going to achieve that we’re saying they will need to improve the other corridors and stop the freight trucks from moving through there."

A semi-trailer ended up in a restaurant after crashing into a parked van, a pole, power lines, a gas meter and a hydrant last week.

The driver sustained minor injuries.

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