BLOCKING a shortcut between Kangaroo Flat and Golden Square won't stop hoons kicking up dust, an objector has warned ahead of a City of Greater Bendigo vote.
Councillors will consider blocking off a 130 metre dirt stretch of Symonds Street when they meet next Wednesday.
It would stop nearby properties being coated in dust and cut down on speeding and rubbish and "reports of vehicles meeting in the secluded location", council staff say.
They have recommended gates and fences to block cars but allow walkers, cyclists and emergency vehicles in.
But one resident has warned that will not stop dangerous drivers on the stretch, particularly those on motorbikes.
"It will not stop hoons from entering ... via Olympic Parade and ... (doing) burnouts on a quiet road in the dust," they said during council consultations on the proposal.
The resident is also concerned about their property's value, saying it could drop because they would lose access to Symonds Street East.
Council staff say that problem could be solved by reassessing exactly where the barrier is placed creating new access points to their property, though they note planning approvals would be needed.
About 50 vehicles use the road every day, according to a council traffic survey done in 2015 and the council characterised any impact on their commutes as "minor".
A second objector said the closure would force them to drive through a substandard intersection onto Olympic Parade, slowing their commute into Bendigo.
Council traffic engineers believe a closure would add 90 seconds to the trip, which they deemed reasonable given the benefits of closing the road.
They have told councillors two other options could be considered next Wednesday.
"Council could consider not approving the road closure and leaving the road and access in the existing condition," they wrote.
It could also order the road to be sealed with recycled asphalt.
That would cost an estimated $15,000.
Public consultations found five other landowners and groups supported a road closure, council staff said.
If they get the green light, they will build the gate and fences within two months.