A group of Maiden Gully residents are taking their concerns about an intersection they say is dangerous to the council.
City of Greater Bendigo councillors will receive a petition at Wednesday's ordinary meeting, signed by 23 people who use the intersection of Maiden Gully Road and Bonazza Road.
The petition says the intersection is hazardous for those turning right out of Bonazza Road as the visibility is blocked by trees, which forces drivers to make an almost blind turn.
Residents are calling on the council to undertake an assessment of the trees and their impact on traffic, and then find a "suitable solution".
Des Boyd started up the petition as a resident and daily user of the road.
His son also visits multiple times a week, he said, and a neighbour who runs a business on the road also contributes to its heavy use.
Twice, Mr Boyd said, his son turned out onto the road, only to find a vehicle had come up behind him so quickly and without notice that it was forced to overtake on the grass. "You're out in the middle of the road before you can see what's coming," Mr Boyd said.
Tracey and Cliff Doherty are also among those who hold concerns the safety of the intersection.
Cars approaching Bonazza Road from the left came around a bend, Mrs Doherty said, which coupled with the vegetation meant drivers turning out of Bonazza Road could not see them coming.
She said it was quite often that she would turn right onto Maiden Gully Road, only to find a vehicle come up behind her quickly because she could not see its approach.
Mr Doherty said drivers often did not comply with the 60 km/h limit, exacerbating the problem.
Both the Dohertys and Mr Boyd said the vegetation had grown to its current state following the 2009 bushfires.
Mr Boyd said he did not want the vegetation completely cleared, but thinned and cut back from the road a little. "It's only a matter of time before someone gets killed there," he said.
Councillors are recommended to respond to the petition within two meetings.
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