Strategic Sealed Roads Project

  • Council has invested $25 million into the Strategic Sealed Roads Project. We’re proposing to seal about 40 kilometres of local unsealed roads in 7 locations across the shire.
  • The project will create strategic links to existing sealed roads, in locations where they are needed most and where they will deliver the most benefit. 
  • If you live on one of the roads to be sealed: You'll receive a letter with details about the proposed scope of the works and when the works are expected to happen.  

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.

WORKS FINISHED: Boundary Drain Road (from Station Street to Denhams Road) and Main Drain Road (Denhams Road to Ballarto Road)   

  • 7.3 kilometres of road were sealed as part of these works.
  • The project achieves a high level of environmental sustainability.
  • These were the first roads to be reconstructed as part of the Strategic Sealed Roads Project. 
  • Both roads now have solar-powered pavement markers and street lighting at intersections and traffic islands, lighting the way for motorists with clean renewable energy while improving road safety for all users.

What the works included 

  • Pavement construction
  • Kerb and channel construction (where needed)
  • Traffic calming devices (as needed)
  • Drainage works
  • Signage, guardrails and line markings

Mayor Brett Owen crouching on freshly sealed road at Koo Wee Rup

TO BE SEALED: The full length of LL Road, and Armytage Road from LL Road to Brown Road. The project also includes a temporary seal on Brown Road from Armytage Road to Starling Road.

Progress update

  • The tender for the construction has been awarded.
  • Works are scheduled to start in late 2021, depending on when the design is finalised.  

What the works will include 

  • Pavement construction
  • Kerb and channel construction (as needed)
  • Traffic calming devices (as needed)
  • Drainage works
  • Signage, guardrails and line markings

TO BE SEALED: The entire length of McGregor Road

Progress update

  • The tender will be awarded in late 2021.
  • Works are expected to start in early 2022. 

What the works will include 

  • Road pavement construction
  • Kerb and channel construction (as needed)
  • Traffic calming devices (as needed)
  • Drainage works
  • Signage, guardrails and line markings

TO BE SEALED: 3.6 kilometres of road (the entire length of Evans Road)  

Progress update

Detailed designs are due to be finished by early 2022, with construction expected to start in 2022-23.

What the works will include 

  • Pavement construction
  • Kerb and channel construction (where needed)
  • Traffic calming devices (as needed)
  • Drainage works
  • Signage, guardrails and line markings

TO BE SEALED: 5.3 kilometres of road (the entire unsealed section of Bessie Creek Road)

Progress update

Detailed designs are due to be finished by early 2022, with construction expected to start in 2022-23.

What the works will include 

  • Pavement construction
  • Kerb and channel construction (as needed)
  • Traffic calming devices (as needed)
  • Drainage works
  • Signage, guardrails and line markings

TO BE SEALED: The entire unsealed section of Denhams Road 

Progress update

Detailed designs are due to be finished in early 2022. 

What the works will include 

  • Pavement construction
  • Kerb and channel construction (as needed)
  • Traffic calming devices (as needed)
  • Drainage works
  • Signage, guardrails and line markings

TO BE SEALED: 6 kilometres of road (from Westernport Road to the municipal boundary)

Progress update

Detailed designs are due to be finished by early 2022, with construction expected to start in 2022-23.

What the works will include 

  • Pavement construction
  • Kerb and channel construction (as needed)
  • Traffic calming devices (as needed)
  • Drainage works
  • Signage, guardrails and line markings

TO BE SEALED: Thewlis Road (from Peck Road to Brown Road) 

Progress update

Detailed designs are due to be finished in early 2022. 

What the works will include 

  • Pavement construction
  • Kerb and channel construction (as needed)
  • Traffic calming devices (as needed)
  • Drainage works
  • Signage, guardrails and line markings

TO BE SEALED: 6 kilometres of road (the entire length of Dore Road)  

Progress update

Detailed designs are due to be finished in early 2022. 

What the works will include 

  • Road pavement construction
  • Kerb and channel construction (as needed)
  • Traffic calming devices (as needed)
  • Drainage works
  • Signage, guardrails and line markings

TO BE SEALED: 3.3 kilometres of road (the entire length of Huxtable Road)  

Progress update

Detailed designs are due to be finished in early 2022. 

What the works will include 

  • Road pavement construction
  • Kerb and channel construction (as needed)
  • Traffic calming devices (as needed)
  • Drainage works
  • Signage, guardrails and line markings

TO BE SEALED: Soldiers Road from McGregor Road to Hobson Road

Progress update

Detailed designs are due to be finished in early 2022. 

What the works will include 

  • Road pavement construction
  • Kerb and channel construction (as needed)
  • Traffic calming devices (as needed)
  • Drainage works
  • Signage, guardrails and line markings

TO BE SEALED: Hobson Road from Ballarto Road to Soldiers Road

Progress update

Detailed designs are due to be finished in early 2022. 

What the works will include 

  • Road pavement construction
  • Kerb and channel construction (as needed)
  • Traffic calming devices (as needed)
  • Drainage works
  • Signage, guardrails and line markings

Contact our Major Projects Communications and Engagement Officer
Ph: 1300 787 624 
Email: mail@cardinia.vic.gov.au

 

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