Asphalt is reserved for heavily trafficked roads and critical locations, such as busy intersections.
09 September 2020
Around one million square metres of Canberra roads are set to receive a facelift over the next six months, following the commencement of the annual road resurfacing program next week.
Resurfacing is a vital part of the road maintenance program, covering small cracks and imperfections, which could cause potholes and overall deterioration.
The program will run until April 2021 and include resurfacing on sections of the Monaro Highway, Hindmarsh Drive, Erindale Drive, Canberra Avenue, Yamba Drive, Belconnen Way and the Kings Highway.
While resealing works will occur in many ACT suburbs, more extensive works will take place in Curtin, Hughes, Banks, Gordon, Ainslie, Lyneham, Bruce and Belconnen.
Loose stones will start to be removed the day after a road has been resealed. Over the next week, a street sweeper will return to the site several times and then again over winter as the colder weather frees up more loose stones.
Along with the resealing works, around 230,000 square metres of other resurfacing works – including asphalt overlays and micro surfacing – will be conducted on roads including Erindale Drive, Barry Drive, Yamba Drive, Horse Park Drive, Flemington Road and Streeton Drive.
Asphalt is reserved for heavily trafficked roads and critical locations, such as busy intersections. This allows a greater amount of the road network to be addressed each year.
The works will be carried out during off-peak times and at night to minimise the impact on road users. Motorists are asked to be patient when travelling through work sites or, if possible, use alternative routes.
Signage will be erected well in advance of road resurfacing, and affected residents and businesses will also be advised by letterbox drop at least two days before the start of works on their street.
Find out more about the road resurfacing program at act.gov.au/roadresurfacing