100+ roads for reseal and renewal
Cardinia Shire Council last night awarded contracts to commence more than $3.7 million worth of works on more than a hundred roads across the shire.
Works will commence on Council’s $1.3 Million road resurfacing program, with more than 100 various rural and urban sealed road segments set to be resurfaced over the coming months.
A contract was also awarded for $2.5 million worth of works to significantly rebuild five, high-priority roads.
The five roads to be rebuilt, which involves pavement rehabilitation and construction, drainage improvements and associated works, are:
Caldermeade Rd, Caldermeade (splitter island at South Gippsland Hwy to Railway Rd and west of No.170 to driveway at No.110)
Seven Mile Rd, Nar Nar Goon (intersection at Bunyip River Rd To 165m south of Whitta Ln)
Tynong Bayles Rd, Bayles (end of seal widening near the factory to Ropers Ln)
Redwood Rd, Gembrook (service road apron to Gembrook Rd including the bus bay) and Redwood Rd service road, Gembrook
O'Neil Rd, Beaconsfield (roundabouts at Janet Bowman Bvd and Timberside Dr /Connassidy Cl)
Among the roads due for resurfacing are Bourkes Creek Road in Pakenham Upper, Paternoster Road in Cockatoo, and Nine Mile Road in Tynong. The full list of roads to be resurfaced is available on Council’s website at www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/sealedroads
Roads are identified based on Councils’ Asset Management System that assesses the age and condition of the existing seals, road classification and traffic volumes.
The works are fully funded by Council’s 2019–20 Capital Works Program.
Cardinia Shire Mayor Councillor Jeff Springfield said the projects were part of Council’s overall road management program to maintain and improve both its sealed and unsealed road network.
“Council’s overall investment for 2019–20 in both unsealed and sealed road maintenance is in the order of $6.4 million.
“More than half of our road network is unsealed, and Council is investing in major projects such as its $25 Million Strategic Sealed Road Network program that will see more than 40 kilometres of unsealed roads sealed, alongside other programs such as the Australian Government-supported $150 million Hills Roads sealing package.”
Council has also made significant improvements to its unsealed roads maintenance program with recent road surface technology improvements, and is set to boost its summer grading program.
“Just under half our road network is sealed roads – around 670 kilometres – and our resealing and rebuilding programs will contribute towards maintaining all Council roads in a safe and functional condition, and improving overall road safety," Cr Springfield said.
Consultation with the community, affected property owners and commuters to notify them of disruptions throughout the construction works will form part of project planning and delivery.
For more information, please visit: www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/sealedroads