The dire state of rural roads has again been raised by drivers, with sections of an arterial road in Golden Plains Shire continuing to cause issues for motorists.
The Lismore-Scarsdale Road is one example.
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Connecting to the Rokewood-Skipton Road and the Hamilton Highway, the reasonable straight rural road has 40km/h sections and numerous signs stating "traffic hazard".
The Rokewood-Skipton Road intersection is particularly perilous - west-bound traffic turning south onto the Lismore-Scarsdale Road face man-sized potholes and loose asphalt before a section that appears almost stripped.
Parts of the road appear to remain in a good state, however.
Regional Roads Victoria's south west regional director, Emma Miller-Olsen, said the organisation is "aware of the condition".
"We're aware of the condition of Lismore-Scarsdale Road, with a recent influx of heavy vehicles taking its toll on the road pavement and causing accelerated deterioration," she said in a statement.
"Our team has already been out to undertake short term repairs at the intersection of Rokewood-Skipton Road, and are continuing to work with developers to investigate and plan for longer term repairs."
The temporary speed will remain in place and RRV will continue to monitor the condition of the road.
Golden Plains Shire has increased its funding for road maintenance this year, spending more than $3 million across its 1744 kilometres of local roads - the budget for local roads improvements went from $280,000 to $1.1 million, while the gravel resheeting program doubled to $600,000.
The new Unsealed Roads Charter was adopted by council in July, with a new commitment to grade the entire 700km unsealed road network.
In a statement, a council representative said it also has a new inspections officer, who assesses the condition of roads when residents contact the council with concerns.
"If upon inspection, intervention levels are exceeded, the road will be put on the intervention list and Council's Works team will complete the repairs within 30 business days," the statement reads.
"At inspection, if the road rates better than the committed level of intervention, it keeps its place on the calendar and the grading team will return to work on the road as scheduled. "The new Charter is having a positive impact, with a decrease in outstanding resident requests."
The council representative added the increasing renewal gap has lead to more lobbying for funding from the state and federal governments.
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