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Residents call for flood-damaged intersection to be fixed

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Pam Kiriakidis
Pam Kiriakidis
Pam Kiriakidis has worked as a journalist at the North Central Review since 2022, with a particular focus on the City of Whittlesea and stories for the Whittlesea Review. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Media and Communications majoring in journalism and focuses on politics, community, and health with the occasional niche sports story finding its way in front of her.

By Pam Kiriakidis

An intersection between Old Lancefield and Forbes-Moranding roads, west of Kilmore, has sparked concern, with road users dealing with washed debris from the October floods.

A nearby resident said the state of the intersection was ‘horrendous’ with huge culverts and rocks damaging vehicles.

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“There was a big drop off at the end of Forbes-Morandig Road when it goes on to Old Lancefield Road, which if you came through with any speed in the dark, it would be really dangerous,” she said.

With concern for neighbouring residents, the resident, who did not wish her name to be published, made a report to Mitchell Shire Council in October, hoping for it to be fixed.

Mitchell Shire chief executive Brett Luxford said council understood the community’s frustration, along with the challenges council was facing with continued weather conditions and finding available contractors for damaged roads.

“Our roads have been significantly damaged and we’re working as quickly as possible to repair the network, focusing on highest priority roads first,” he said.   

“We understand the frustration damaged roads are causing residents and we appreciate our community’s patience as we work to restore our road network.”

Mr Luxford said council hoped to undertake remedial repair works on the intersection, weather permitting, before Christmas.

“This will provide a more trafficable surface until more permanent works can be undertaken next year,” he said.

Council advised residents to follow the signage and drive to the conditions.

“Signage has been placed at the intersection to advise road users of the condition of the road,” Mr Luxford said.

“We ask road users to pay attention to signage and drive to the conditions.”

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