MOYNE Shire Council’s intention was to make the shoulders on either side of the Timboon-Nullawarre Road safer.
But Ayrford resident Jay Noonan reckons the council’s maintenance work has had the opposite effect.
Mr Noonan said grading the unsealed road shoulders turns them into mud after it rains and makes them dangerous to drive on.
He said he nearly lost control of his vehicle and came perilously close to ending up in a drain when driving along a road shoulder recently.
The incident happened after he had veered from the single-lane bitumen road on to the road shoulder to let another vehicle pass.
“The sides of the road are a massive problem. They (the council) are just pushing clay into potholes,” Mr Noonan said.
A Moyne Shire spokesman said warning signs had been in place during its routine maintenance grading and rolling of the Timboon-Nullawarre Road this week.
“All applicable warning signs were in place during this routine maintenance operation.
“Motorists are asked to obey roadwork signage in the interests of employee, their own and other motorists safety,” the spokesman said.