By Kate Taylor
It’s been embarrassing for council, but the section of the Hallets Way extension that remains closed is set to open in the ‘coming weeks.’
The section of O’Leary Way, south of Werribee Vale Rd, has remained closed even though the road itself had its official opening weeks ago.
A delay with the transfer of land from developer to Council prevented the road being opened at the same time the rest of Halletts Way was opened.
“It’s very embarrassing – but out of our control,” Mayor Dave Edwards told the Moorabool News.
A statement released by council last week advised that it “should be open to traffic in the coming weeks.”
“Unfortunately, we couldn’t open the southern section as Council was waiting for transfer of titles caught up in a sale of the property that is stuck at the State Revenue Office,” Infrastructure General Manager Phil Jeffrey said.
“The delay in this process was out of our control and unfortunately, this section couldn’t be opened without the titles being transferred.
“As soon as we are in receipt of the title, all documents will be lodged with Land Victoria to finalise the issue and the road will be open to the public, which is expected in the coming weeks.”
In the meantime, there’s a safety warning for drivers – The Moorabool News understands that the TAC would not cover any accidents that occur on the unopened road.
“We ask the community to obey the closure in place and not drive on this section of road until this has occurred. We apologise to the community for any inconvenience this has caused and will provide updates via our website and social media channels when the road is opened.”