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Strategic Sealed Roads Project

  • Council has invested $25 million into the Strategic Sealed Roads Project in 2019 to 2022.
  • As part of the project, we’re proposing to seal about 40 kilometres of local unsealed roads in 7 locations across the shire.
  • The Strategic Sealed Roads Project will create strategic links to existing sealed roads, in locations where they are needed most and where they will deliver the most benefit.
  • Council will deliver the project over the next 2 years.
  • Main Drain Road: Denhams Road to Ballarto Road (Koo Wee Rup) - starting works November 2020 
  • Boundary Drain Road: Denhams Road to Koo Wee Rup Road/Station Street (Koo Wee Rup) - starting works November 2020 
  • Evans Road whole length (Bunyip)
  • Bessie Creek Road: unsealed section (Nar Nar Goon)
  • Denhams Road: unsealed section (Koo Wee Rup)
  • Mt Lyall Road: Westernport Road to municipal boundary (Heath Hill)
  • Armytage Road: Brown Road to LL Road (Officer)
  • LL Road: whole length (Officer)
  • Thewlis Road: Peck Road to Brown Road (Pakenham)
  • Dore Road: whole length (Pakenham)
  • Huxtable Road: whole length (Pakenham Upper)
  • McGregor Road: whole length (Rythdale)
  • Soldiers Road: from McGregor Road to Hobson Road (Rythdale)
  • Hobson Road: Ballarto Road to Soldiers Road (Rythdale)

View map of roads to be sealed 

This project will deliver 40 kilometres of new, sealed roads that will:

  • connect existing sealed roads in the places they will deliver the most benefit – such as around schools and community facilities and in the highest-traffic areas
  • reduce traffic on the local, unsealed road network which will result in less wear and tear and lower maintenance costs on these roads
  • reduce environmental impacts associated with unsealed roads including run-off and dust, while improving comfort and service levels for road users.

Qualitative data and a rigorous cost benefit analysis was undertaken to rank and prioritise the roads to be sealed under this program.

The roads that were chosen:  

  • provided the best links between existing sealed road networks
  • were in the highest-traffic areas
  • provided the greatest convenience for road-users
  • provided the greatest safety benefits
  • provided the most long-term cost savings (by reducing maintenance)
  • were most requested by the community for road repairs and maintenance.

You will receive a letter with details about:

  • the proposed scope of the works
  • when we expect the works will happen. 

These are the first roads in this project to be reconstructed.

Scheduled start date: November 2020

Scheduled finish date: April 2021

What the works will include

  • Pavement construction
  • Kerb and channel construction (as needed)
  • Construction of traffic calming devices (as needed)
  • Drainage works
  • Signage
  • Guardrails
  • Line markings

Impact of works

  • Traffic impacts include temporary lane/road closures
  • Presence of heavy machinery and work crews
  • Some noise and dust
  • Tree pruning and trimming

Traffic management

Residents will have access to their properties. Traffic management will be in place to improve safety.

Contact our Engineering team

Ph: 1300 787 624