Hobby's Yards Road damaged by logging trucks

Big dipper: Jackie Rose with her grandson Mannix next to one of the patched sections of Hobby's Yards Road. Photo: Mark Logan.
Big dipper: Jackie Rose with her grandson Mannix next to one of the patched sections of Hobby's Yards Road. Photo: Mark Logan.

Damaged and dangerous is how Barry resident Jackie Rose describes the surface of Hobby's Yards Road between the Neville Road turn off and Barry.

Mrs Rose says that logging trucks carrying loads from the Pennsylvania State Forest have left the road in a treacherous state.

"Up around the bends when the logging trucks come through there's nowhere to get off the road," she said.

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"Especially if there are potholes on the side of the road and they're on your side of the road a bit," she said.

Mrs Rose said that the surface is so uneven she often feels she could lose control of her car and is concerned for those not familiar with the road.

"Now that it's sealed all the way to Goulburn we're getting a lot of tourists and motorists coming through here from Canberra and down south," she said.

Mrs Rose said that the logging drivers were generally pretty decent and would move over if they saw you coming, however the camber of the road sometimes led them astray.

"They really can't help it when it does happen because the road isn't made for this amount of heavy traffic," she said

Director of Infrastructure Services at Blayney Shire Council Grant Baker said that council was well aware of the situation, was working towards a solution and that patching would continue.

"We're working with RMS and the Forestry Commission to see what can be done about either working on a different route to the mill or on upgrading the road," he said.