VICROADS will review the 100km/h speed zone along a Mount Helen road after repeated requests from the Moorabool Shire Council, despite last week saying no requests had been made.
Council spokesman Phil Weir said traffic data collected along Yankee Flat Road indicated only 85 per cent of vehicles travelled within the posted speed limit of 100km/h.
He said council did not consider Yankee Flat Road "dangerous", but said there had been attempts to reduce the speed limit.
"Council has made several unsuccessful requests to VicRoads for reducing the speed limit to 80km/h," he said.
Last week, VicRoads acting regional director David O'Sullivan said no requests to change the speed limit had been received.
But in an about-face yesterday, Mr O'Sullivan said the Yankee Flat Road speed limit would now be reviewed.
"VicRoads will review the speed zone in consultation with Moorabool Shire Council to determine if the current speed limit is appropriate for this section of Yankee Flat Road," he said.
"Yankee Flat Road is a municipal road under council management."
This follows concerns from Yankee Flat Road residents last week that their lives could be threatened if traffic is allowed to continue at 100km/h.
The residents are concerned an extra 1600 jobs at the University of Ballarat Technology Park, announced recently, will mean more drivers will use Yankee Flat Road as a "back-way" to the university.
They say traffic numbers have already boomed in recent years with a number of upgrades at the university and increasing traffic problems along Geelong Road.
Nicole Afford, a Yankee Flat Road resident for 10 years, said just getting out of her driveway each morning was "a major issue".
"I'm constantly watching what's coming up behind me because someone will come around the bend and clean me up," she said.
Resident David Wakeling said the 100km/h speed limit along the road was a disaster waiting to happen.