A smoother ride on NG Shire roads

Northern Grampians Shire Council’s 2019-20 resealing program is nearing completion.

Each year council undertakes resurfacing works on the region’s many roads. Sealed roads deteriorate over time, affected by both traffic and the weather. Road resealing is the process of applying a sprayed seal to a section of road that has been previously sealed. The program ensures that sealed roads showing signs of deterioration are given a new waterproof barrier. This prevents future failures in the pavement and also provides a skid-resistant surface, helping to make sure roads in the shire are as safe to drive on as possible.

Northern Grampians Shire Council manages 3,367 kilometres of road network, 406 bridges and major culverts, 106.5 kilometres of footpaths, 156 kilometres of kerb and channel, 40,000 square metres of car park and a vast urban drainage network across the municipality. Almost $10 million dollars has been committed this financial year to managing this immense network of roads and assets.

Northern Grampians Shire Council Mayor commended the work being undertaken.

“The road network is the lifeblood of our rural communities,” he said.

“Road resurfacing is a very important part of maintaining our roads. Not only does it make them better to travel on, it also makes them safer.”

The resealing program commenced early September 2019 and works, covering 76 different locations, are scheduled for completion by the end of this month.

Members of the public can view details of the resealing program, including locations and current status of works, by heading to northerngrampians.pozi.com

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