Councillor leads push for upgrade of Camperdown-Lismore Road

PRESSURE needs to be maintained on VicRoads to upgrade the Camperdown-Lismore Road, Corangamite Shire councillor Wayne Oakes says.

Wayne Oakes: pressuring VicRoads. 120718RG10 Picture: ROB GUNSTONE

Wayne Oakes: pressuring VicRoads. 120718RG10 Picture: ROB GUNSTONE

Cr Oakes made the comment after VicRoads said it had no plans to upgrade the road, despite another accident there last week.

The crash is the latest of several on the road in recent times.

Cr Oakes, who represents Corangamite’s central ward, said all local councillors shared his concern about the road’s condition.

VicRoads south-west director William Tieppo said VicRoads knew of only one other accident on the road in the past five years but Cr Oakes said he had heard of up to five in past few years.

He said there had been at least two accidents involving trucks on the road in the past three months.

There was a problem with the road if trucks were driving off it at 60 kilometres an hour, Cr Oakes said.

Speed signs advising motorists to travel at 60 kilometres an hour had been placed in the section where the latest accident occurred, prior to the mishap.

In the crash last Thursday, a truck driver was taken to Warrnambool hospital after his truck rolled on the road, about 500 metres north of the intersection with Geelong Road.

Acting Sergeant Andrew McOrist, of Terang police, said the truck apparently aquaplaned.