Despite roadwork signs, no work being done in Yankee Flat Road

A SECTION of Yankee Flat Road used by a large number of drivers is in an “appalling” state, according to a resident who says the City of Ballarat and Moorabool Shire need to work together to fix the dangerous route. 

Still waiting: Several weeks after road work signs were left, Yankee Flat is yet to see any maintenance.

Still waiting: Several weeks after road work signs were left, Yankee Flat is yet to see any maintenance.

Despite roadwork signs being placed on the section almost three weeks ago, a road worker is yet to be seen, according to Danielle Freckleton. 

She said her family travelled the road at least twice a day.

“It is appalling and dangerous,” she said. 

“There are a high number of near misses and the only time the road seems to see any love is around the time of Road Nationals.”

A particular section of the road near the intersection of McCarthys Road was pinpointed as the worst by Ms Freckleton.

However, it seems a solution might be close, with Moorabool Shire Council general manager of infrastructure Phil Jeffrey saying there are plans to completely reconstruct the section of road in the next financial

 year. 

Mr Jeffrey also said road workers would be returning to the section this week for major patching works to address the potholes. 

The heavily clogged section of Main Road, near Damascus College and on the way to Federation University, had led to a high number of residents using the road as a way to bypass the traffic. 

“They have put the signs up for a speed restriction, which is great, but the two councils need to work together to fix the road,” Ms Freckleton

said. 

The road has been listed in the Moorabool Shire’s regional plan to be changed to an official bypass, meaning VicRoads would maintain the road.

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