No trucks until roads are fixed: Warrnambool Council

Warrnambool Council in Victoria wants to truck access to two routes restricted until road repairs are carried out

By Ruza Zivkusic-Aftasi | November 21, 2013

Trucks in the south-west Victorian town of Warrnambool face being banned from accessing two key routes until repair works are completed.

The Warrnambool Council wants to ban trucks on Rooneys and Walsh roads due to their deteriorating condition.

It has released new routes for B-doubles in a bid to relieve stress on the roads.

Braithwaite Street from Rooneys Road to Harrington Road has been recommended for truck use, as has Harrington Road and Giffen Street.

VicRoads has asked the council to review the current network and advise of any changes that are needed.

Information will be forwarded to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator to be used to form part of a national database of approved routes for B-doubles and higher mass vehicles.

In a meeting held earlier this week, the council agreed to undertake asphalt works in the industrial area to ensure a sustainable long-term operation of heavy vehicles.

"It is intended that the status quo remains on these roads and that these roads not be added to the as of right access to the networks," the council says.

Residents along the new routes have been notified about the changes.

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