Busy road remains unsealed

DESPITE moving into a new residential suburb Lenka Latincic has a daily struggle with a problem usually faced only by Liverpool's rural residents — an unsealed main road.

When Ms Latincic and her family bought a new house in Middleton Grange in 2012 she didn't expect that nearby Flynn Avenue would still be without kerb and guttering nearly two years later.

"They never laid that road properly," Ms Latincic said.

"There are potholes all over it and only part of it has kerb and guttering, but not the side that connects to Cowpasture Road.

"There's also a huge hump which you have to swerve to avoid.

"That's very dangerous; it's an accident waiting to happen.

"I've called the council and all they do is patch the potholes.

"They don't do anything else about it."

Liverpool MP Paul Lynch spoke about the problem in state parliament recently.

"This situation really is quite concerning," Mr Lynch said.

"Liverpool Council, in my view, should be doing better.

"The lack of regard for the road seems to be symptomatic of council disregarding Middleton Grange.

"I find it hard to understand the council's neglect of this area when it recently resolved to spend $7 million to build one road in the Warwick Farm horse precinct."

A Liverpool Council spokeswoman said Flynn Avenue was historically a rural road built to suit minimal traffic flow.

"However, as the area has been rezoned the council's development control plan now specifies that as the properties on Flynn Avenue are developed, the owners of those properties will be responsible for upgrading the section of the road in front of their property," she said.

"The timeline will depend on when the owners choose to develop their properties, the spokesman said.

"In the meantime, the council will undertake repairs to the road periodically and monitor the road to identify any areas needing maintenance."

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