THE Department of Transport and Planning says it is making weekly inspections of Balnarring Road, following complaints that overhanging and fallen trees are creating hazards for drivers.
The department’s comments follow three cars crashing into a fallen tree near Tuerong this month (“Call for more pruning after cars hit fallen tree” The News 12/7/23).
The cars are believed to have hit the fallen tree in Balnarring Road during wet conditions, around 6pm in early July, with emergency services then responding and clearing the road.
A department spokesperson said the road network was inspected regularly for potential hazards, including vegetation and debris.
“Crews have been inspecting Balnarring Road [this week] and will trim or remove roadside vegetation as needed to remove potential hazards,” he said.
“We encourage the community report any roadside hazards on 13 11 70.”
First published in the Western Port News – 26th July 2023