Dust suppression program targets 27 roads - East Gippsland

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East Gippsland Shire Council has identified 19 gravel roads to be part of its dust suppression program this financial year, funded through council's capital works program.

In addition, dust suppression work will be undertaken on a further eight roads through funding received under the Victorian Government's Fixing Country Roads program.

The dust suppression program converts a gravel road into a one-coat bitumen sealed road.

Acting Director Operations Fiona Weigall said this bitumen coating is known as a primer seal.

"The primer seal reduces dust and can reduce the need for maintenance work. Once applied, this coating should last between two to six years," Ms Weigall said.

Roads in Orbost, Lindenow South, Lakes Entrance, Bairnsdale, Lake Bunga, and Bruthen are part of this year's program.

To determine which roads will be part of each year's dust suppression program, roads are prioritised by a number of factors including the number of houses on the road, strategic importance, truck and bus usage, road alignment, and drainage.

Council maintains approximately 2900 kilometres of roads.

The list of roads in this year's dust suppression program are:

Great Alpine Service Road West – Lucknow

Normans Road West, Metung

Robin Street, Lakes Entrance

Old Bunga Road, Lake Bunga

Cameron Street, Orbost

Boundary Road, Orbost

Stanley Street Orbost (part)

Ives Road, Lindenow South (part)

View Street, Bruthen,

Patricia Street, Bairnsdale

Collins Street, Lindenow South

Upland Street, Lindenow South

Outlook Avenue, Lakes Entrance

Essington Close, Metung

Ocean View Parade West, Lakes Entrance

Carpenter Street, Lakes Entrance

Broadlands Road (west) East Bairnsdale

Jennings Street, Bairnsdale

Tea Tree Lane, Lake Bunga

Roads funded under the Victorian Government's Fixing Country Roads Program are:

Tarra Street, Metung

Patterson Lane, Orbost

Fisher Street, Lakes Entrance

Lawless Street, Bairnsdale

Lanteris Road, Wy Yung

Fischers Lane, Wy Yung

Phillips Lane, Lucknow

Howletts Road, Nicholson

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