Angry at the state of Four Mile Lane Clarenza, local residents Laurie Van de Velde, left, Lyn Wilcox, Bill McLennan, Doug Purne
Angry at the state of Four Mile Lane Clarenza, local residents Laurie Van de Velde, left, Lyn Wilcox, Bill McLennan, Doug Purne

Road goes to ruin

By SALLY GORDON

CLARENCE Valley Council plans to conduct a maintenance grade of the rapidly deteriorating Four Mile Lane.

The work will help to allay the concerns of residents from Swan Creek who say access to their homes via Four Mile Lane has become a death trap.

Doug Purnell, who lives in Shephards Lane, said residents were fed up with the condition of the road.

Mr Purnell said a 2.1km stretch, at the northern end of Four Mile Lane was posing a safety threat for motorists.

"It's in a heck of a mess. There's channels running down the hills and it's so dangerous ... it's littered with potholes," Mr Purnell said.

Bill McLennan, who owns land alongside the lane, told the Clarence Valley Council he would give them 20metres of his property to build two lanes.

Council said the maintainance grade was expected to take place in two weeks. State Government funding allocated for recent storm damage also is hoped to help pay, in part, for a future upgrade of the road.



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