Wiggs Lane residents Maureen Brown, left, Glenys Fleming, Ellie Fleming, 8, Patrick Fleming, 3, and Lauren Fleming, are concerned about the state of their road. WIGGS Lane residents in north Warrnambool are pushing for their road to be sealed due to safety, business and concerns about high traffic volumes.
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Lauren Fleming said Wiggs Lane was used by a lot of vehicles cutting east to avoid Mortlake Road and to hook up with Aberline Road heading to the Princes Highway.

“We’ve owned this property 10 or 12 years and it’s long overdue for money to be put into it,” Mrs Fleming said.

“On one side we have the Warrnambool City Council, although the Moyne shire is responsible for this road. No one is putting money into it.”

Mrs Fleming runs a day-care business and said the road was so bad she had to travel to Wangoom Road to pick up children because parents wouldn’t drive down Wiggs Lane.

“There’s a few people not keen to drive down the road at all. I have to go to Wangoom Road to pick up the kids,” she said.

“I’ve had to buy a four-wheel-drive because I’ve been bogged before. It’s pretty bad in winter because Russells Creek flows through here.

“My parents-in-law also run a bed-and-breakfast but they have trouble as well because rental vehicles are not meant to be driven on unsealed roads and that affects their business,” she said.

Glenys Fleming said the road was shocking and suggested a safe speed was 10 km/h.

“It’s a disgrace. We built the house here nine or 10 years ago. It just desperately needs to be sealed,” she said.

“I don’t think the Moyne Shire will seal it but there’s an enormous amount of traffic use it as a shortcut from Grassmere to Kmart and the east Warrnambool shopping precinct.”

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