Residents of a Wodonga street are fearful of the impact of a "dramatic" increase in traffic in their neighbourhood and demand a re-think from council.
Batt Avenue residents submitted a petition with 54 signatures to this month's council meeting raising concerns with flow-on impacts from eliminating a right-hand turn into Bank Street from the recently re-developed South Street.
Resident Ashley Richardson said his street had become a route of choice for hoon drivers, truck and bus drivers wanting to avoid South Street.
"It is only a narrow street and there is a lot more traffic now," he said.
"We've even had B-double trucks and buses come up and down here and when cars are parked either side it narrows even more..
"There are families with young kids and there is an overall safety concern.
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"We're trying to be proactive rather than reactive when something really bad happens.
"The big frustration was there was no consultation."
Mr Richardson hoped the right-hand into Bank Street could return or a roundabout built at the South-Bank street intersection.
The petition was accepted as a late item to last week's council meeting with councillors voting to have chief executive Mark Dixon deal with the matter
"Referring it to the chief executive officer is correct because it is an operational matter," Cr Brian Mitchell said..
"Normally a matter like this would lay on the table for some time, but it needs to be addressed fairly soon."
But Cr Ron Mildren said being a "strategic planning matter" councillors must make the final decision..
"We've strategically planned how the road layouts are which has potentially caused the problem here," he said.
"We should be asking for a report to be brought back to council rather than having the matter buried away."
Mayor Anna Speedie said she was confident Mr Dixon would deal with the matter appropriately.
"There are some people out there who like conspiracy theories," she said.
"In my time when there has been an item that clearly has impact on the community and shifts into that public, political arena, I've yet had a ceo serve here who doesn't bring it back to council."