Safety concerns see Baw Baw fill bike lane tree holes
Baw Baw News
By William PJ Kulich // 17:34, Friday 16 October 2015
WARRAGUL // THE BAW Baw Shire Council has filled the holes it dug in the Queen Street road surface for tree plantings while it continues remedial community consultation on the project.
Above: Wholly filled: one of the filled holes, seen earlier today. Photos: William PJ Kulich.
The beautification works came to an abrupt halt last week after traders and cyclists raised concerns about the trees being planted in the shared bike and parking lane.
Baw Baw community assets director Phil Cantillon told the Warragul & Baw Baw Citizen today the filling of the 1×1.5 metre holes was prompted by safety concerns.
“The cut-outs are being filled temporarily to ensure the safety of users in this area while we work through a solution,” he said in an email.
“While a precise solution has not yet been finalised, ongoing discussions have occurred with VicRoads, key cycling representatives and the Warragul Business Group on potential options.”
VicRoads approved the project and on Wednesday Mr Cantillon told WBBC he considered the then-empty holes safe.
Above: one of the holes earlier this week.
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