CONTINUING dry weather makes gravel road maintenance a challenge for council road work crews but some roads in the Gympie region have now reached the state where residents who live on them are being forced to make tracks through the bush beside them.
The condition of roads in the Neerdie area is such that vehicles are being damaged by the rough corrugations with those who travel them regularly facing hefty vehicle maintenance bills.
Neerdie Rd is not just a dirt surface that services residents of the area but has also become an important connection route between roads to the south-east and the highway to the north.
The road is in need of urgent repairs before a major crash happens on it. Speed will not be a factor as it is impossible to drive at any speed on the road but a crash as a result of losing control on the rutted surface is a distinct possibility.