Fast action to slow Copelands Road
Baw Baw News
By William PJ Kulich // 14:51, Saturday 28 September 2013
THE SPEED limit on a section of Copelands Road may be reduced if lobbying by the Baw Baw Shire Council is successful.
At a meeting last month councillors responded to a request made during public submissions by resident Kathryn Bordonaro that the speed limit on the road be reduced.
A motion by Mount Worth ward councillor Peter Kostos suggesting the council lobby VicRoads to reduce the speed limit from 80kmph to 60kmph along a built up section of the road was supported unanimously.
Ms Bordonaro, whose concerns centred around the presence of homes, businesses and a school bus stop on the road, told The Warragul Citizen she was happy with the council’s response.
“It means a lot, it means that as a parent and as a neighbourhood member I know that the council are taking steps to make that road safe,” she said.
The road is expected to become much busier with a new housing development planned in the area.
“I think that 60 is an appropriate speed limit. It is a major road and it will carry a lot more traffic and 60 will reflect all of the needs of the neighbourhood.”
Other safety measures will also be investigated.
“We need of the bus stop to be more visible.”
“I don’t think it needs to be an expensive process… but some line markings on the road, perhaps some signage, even painting the bus stop a brighter colour can all help to make it a safer place.”
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