THE Meander Valley Council has called on the government to upgrade roads in the region and assess eight against 100km/h criteria.
The council decided at its meeting yesterday to write to state and federal governments requesting that Birralee Main Road and the Bass Highway between Deloraine and Latrobe be upgraded.
The council also nominated eight roads to be assessed by the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources against its 100km/h criteria.
This included Birralee Main Road, Illawarra Main Road, Mole Creek Main Road, Meander Valley Road, Lake Secondary Road, Oaks Road, Railton Road and Meander Road.
The council was asked to nominate the roads for assessment following the department's call to reduce rural road default speed limits from 100km/ h to 90km/h.
However, councillors and council staff weren't sure its nominated roads would meet the 100km/h criteria, which includes: lanes must have a width of 3.5 metres and have roadside and medians safety barriers.
"We know that none of them will meet that criteria," council infrastructure services director Ted Ross said.
"But it'll be down to DIER to make the final decision."
All councils have been asked to nominate roads for assessment that they believe should remain at 100km/h.