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$3 million contracts awarded to improve local roads

Published: 19 September 2017

Cardinia Shire Council has awarded contracts for approximately $3 million to improve existing sealed roads in the shire as part of the 2017-18 pavement renewal and road sealing program.

The successful tenderer is QR Constructions (Gippsland) Pty Ltd, which will reconstruct 6.1kms of pavement on three roads at a cost of $2.11 million and carry out resealing work on approximately 70 other rural and urban road segments throughout the shire, a total of 27kms, at a cost of $971,779.

The three roads to be reconstructed are:

  • Manks Road, Dalmore (1.6km between Adams Rd and Tooradin Station Rd);
  • Hall Road, Pakenham South (1.6km between McDonalds Drain bridge and Koo Wee Rup Road); and
  • Seven Mile Road, Nar Nar Goon (2.9km between the bridge near Bourke Rd and Whitta Lane).

Cardinia Shire Mayor Cr Brett Owen said the three roads have been identified as a high priority as they carry a lot of traffic and are amongst the highest for maintenance costs for the Shire.

“We are committed to maintaining all Council roads in a safe and functional condition, however as Council is responsible for more than 640kms of sealed roads, a great number of competing projects need to be evaluated and work prioritised each year.

“Sections of these three roads have deteriorated over time, requiring ongoing maintenance, and a decision has been taken to reconstruct those sections and at the same time carry out drainage improvements to ensure better longevity of the new road pavement.”

Existing sealed roads that require resurfacing, based on their age, road classification and traffic volumes, have also been identified and will be funded under the 2017/18 Capital Works Road Resealing Program. QR Construction will carry out the spray sealing component of the reseal program.

In addition to the pavement renewal and resealing program, funding is also provided to maintain the remainder of the sealed network with asphalt patching and replacement of line marking to improve the safety and standard of road surface.