More permanent solution to Hyams Beach traffic up for debate

Traffic congestion at streets near Hyams Beach last summer.
Traffic congestion at streets near Hyams Beach last summer.

Shoalhaven City Council and local police worked to mitigate heavy traffic congestion at the region’s most popular beach on the weekend.

Rangers were forced to turn visitors away, some of whom had travelled three hours for a Hyams Beach experience.

Some visitors ignored signs and tried to find a parking space anyway.

“Both traffic control and rangers directed traffic as best they could in an effort to keep traffic flowing,” ranger Colin Wood said.

“Without them it would have been a very different story and most likely gridlock would have resulted.”

At the next ordinary council meeting this month, councillors will discuss a more permanent solution to the problem.

However, council staff are satisfied with current measures in placed to ease the traffic problems.

“This is the second consecutive year council staff have assisted with the traffic movement at Hyams Beach,” Mr Wood said.

“Gauging by its success, council staff will most likely continue this service for years to come.”

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