Road upgrades set to start

Published on 17 January 2020


Council's road resealing program for 2020 will begin next week, and motorists are encouraged to be patient while the work is carried out.

The $600,000 reseal program is expected to run from January 20 to mid-March (weather permitting), and will see numerous roads patched and resurfaced across the city.

Council's Infrastructure Superintendent, Codie Howard, said cooperation from residents would be greatly appreciated as crews looks to upgrade the roads as efficiently as possible.

Reseal times and locations will be advertised in the newspaper throughout the coming months, and residents will also receive notices in their letterboxes asking them to park their cars off the street during resealing.

"We know the reseal program can be a bit of an inconvenience, but if there are no cars in the way we can get the job done much quicker," said Mr Howard.

"People are generally quite good in this regard, and we always appreciate people taking the effort to help our crews.

"As always we'd just ask motorists to obey any signage and keep an eye out for our workers that will be on the roads carrying out this work."

The reseal program will however require additional staff to be seconded from Council's Parks and Gardens crews, resulting in Council altering its level of service in this area.

"While our Parks and Gardens crew are assisting with the reseal we'll have to temporary reduce our maintenance of our outdoor areas, however everything will still be watered.

"We'll return to our normal outdoor maintenance schedule once the reseal program has been completed."

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