Unsealed roads cause concern for users

Residents living in rural areas have raised concerns about the state of unsealed roads describing them as "deplorable."

Yelverton resident Matthew Lee said it had been an ongoing issue and a decision to prioritise school bus runs had been made at a shire meeting some 20 years ago.

Mr Lee said since then there had been many issues including contractors who refused to complete a bus run because their windscreen broke, to roads being sealed that were not bus runs.

"Roads that have been bus routes for at least 65 years remain in poor repair, to the point I could not get a two wheel drive vehicle through a roadside gateway," he said.

"I have contacted the City of Busselton many times to try and resolve this to only get fobbed of, yes I have got mad and probably rude but it has taken days to get there."

City of Busselton director of engineering and works services Oliver Darby said the City investigated all requests of this nature and grading was undertaken through a winter grading program.

"With winter storms and rains it is important that road users drive to the conditions of the road they are travelling on," he said.

"With the city's winter grading program for gravel roads well underway grading crews are currently in the Tutunup and Jindong areas.

"The roads in question, Metricup-Yelverton Road, Kaloorup Road (south of Adams Road) Worgan Road and Carbunup South Road, are all on the program for winter grading during August.

"Metricup-Yelverton Road was winter graded last week and Kaloorup Road received a temporary light grade last week and will be winter graded in the next week subject to weather conditions.

"Carbunup South Road and Worgan Road are due in the next two weeks."