Statement of Clarification – Bromley Road, Robinvale

Council understands and apologies for the frustrations experienced by residents of Robinvale over the delays in completing the Bromley Road Beautification Project.

The project has sat for almost five months with temporary traffic control devices whilst Council sought to arrange a better long term outcome for the pavement treatment.

Council is truly disappointed that a reseal of the Bromley Road surface will not be possible at this time. There are technical reasons why a reseal will not work.

An alternative treatment to a reseal is to apply an asphalt overlay. This is technically possible but prohibitively expensive. Council has been working with Regional Roads Victoria on this but neither organisation is able to fund an asphalt overlay at this time.

And so the way forward…

  • The existing line marking will be removed by water blasting this Thursday 25 June 2020 and is expected to be completed by the end of that week.
  • Permanent line marking will be undertaken the following week from the 29 June to 3 July 2020.
  • At the completion of the line marking all temporary traffic control devices will be removed.
  • The contractor completing the landscaping has been appointed.
  • Landscaping works will commence onsite in mid-July.
  • These works are to be completed by mid-September.
  • The landscaping contractor will deploy traffic control only to the extent necessary for site safety.

Council has been working with Regional Roads Victoria to get the best solution for the motoring public and for residents of Robinvale. Regional Roads Victoria has been a supportive partner in this project.

Although Council’s intentions were to maximise the quality of the finish of the Bromley Road Beautification project I acknowledge that our attempts have caused significant delays to the project. I apologise for the inconvenience caused.

John McLinden

Chief Executive Officer

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