Roadworks questionable

Watch out: warning signs were installed and then removed around pothole works at Leongatha South, but the job is yet to be completed.


UNSEALDED stretches of the Bass Highway between Leongatha and Inverloch are catching motorists by surprise.

The section between Cross Lane and Whitelaws Track in Leongatha South has plagued motorists for the past months due to large potholes, contributing to a four accident at the pothole recently.

VicRoads ‘fixed’ the stretch of road and on Friday speed change signs and traffic hazard signs were removed.

But large sections of gravel are now exposed, catching motorists travelling at 100km/h or so by surprise. Motorists are faced with the same situation at ‘roadworks’ closer to Screw Creek.

When photographing the Leongatha South section last week, The Star realised just how dangerous the situation was.

A large truck coming in one direction caused thick cloud of dust, causing an oncoming driver to lose vision and break heavily when they hit the gravel.

VicRoads has pledged to seal the sections soon.

A VicRoads spokesperson said the works were funded under VicRoads routine maintenance program.

A further $445,000 for more works in the Screw Creek area is planned under the State Government’s $45 million repair and restore package.

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