Sealing Abels Bay Road
Petition regarding the urgent sealing of Abels Bay Road
To the Commissioner of Huon Valley Council:
We the undersigned, ask that Council urgently seal the road through Abels Bay.
This road is part of a popular tourist route and is one of the loveliest drives in Tasmania and there is now considerable traffic through this road, especially in the summer months.
The residents are exposed to large amounts of toxic road dust each time someone drives through, as the wind is predominantly from the west. This dust covers vegetation, cars, decks, roofs, insides of houses, clogs gutters, browns water, and is a respiratory and health risk.
The gravel road attracts hoons and there have been several accidents and many more near misses.
Sealing the road will alleviate the considerable cost of maintaining the gravel road.