From Lake Albert to Glenfield, Tolland to Kooringal, annual road reseal program starts
Published: 15 Jan 2018 9:36am
The city’s annual roads maintenance program fires up this week with more than 270,000m2 of sealed road set to receive a new surface.
This year’s $1.5M roads reseal program will focus on roads across 12 suburbs and some rural areas over the next three months.
Local contractor Boral will undertake the works on behalf of Council, with works starting today in Lake Albert. Residents and businesses will be notified via letterbox drop of dates and changed traffic conditions prior to works starting in their street.
The reseal program is rolled out each year during the warmer months and is a preventative road maintenance technique.
“Resealing involves applying a new coat of bitumen and stone aggregate over the existing surface which helps keep moisture out of the road base and increases friction for car tyres,” Supervisor Wearing Operations Lee Shoemark said.
“Without preventative maintenance like resealing, the life of the road is greatly reduced and it’s more likely to produce potholes and other defects.”
In preparation for the reseal Council crews carried out maintenance works on some roads in the 2017/18 reseal schedule. These works ensure the road is in the best condition for the new surface.
Motorists are advised that changed traffic conditions will be experienced during the program.
“We ask motorists to take care while the works are taking place and there may be some minor traffic delays due to the partial lane closures,” Mr Shoemark said.
“There will also be some loose stones following the works as the aggregate needs two to three weeks to lock into place after a reseal.
“A street sweeper will return to the reseal sites after this period to remove any remaining loose stone.”
For full details on changes to traffic conditions during the reseal program and to keep up to date on the schedule, visit www.wagga.nsw.gov.au/roads.
Annual reseal program
- 15 January – Evangelist Avenue, Clare Avenue, Angela Road and Blackbutt Road (Lake Albert)
- 16 January – Silverwood Road, Redwood Road, Birch Road and Sycamore Road (Lake Albert)
- 17 January – Langi Crescent, Darri Street, Gidgee Place, Yentoo Drive (Glenfield)
- 18 January – Womboin Crescent, Willang Crescent, Tikki Place, Kamaroo Court (Glenfield)
- 19 January – Charleville Road (Turvey Park)
- 22 January – Karoom Drive (Glenfield)
- 23 January – Tura Place and Womboin Crescent (Glenfield)
- 24 January – Lakehaven Drive (Lake Albert)
- 25 January – Lakehaven Drive and Depazzi Place (Lake Albert)
*Due to the nature of the works dates are subject to change
Other suburbs in 17/18 reseal program - dates to be confirmed
What is resealing?
Resealing is a common preventative road maintenance technique where a new coat of bitumen and stone/aggregate is applied over an existing surface.
Wagga Wagga City Council’s annual reseal program extends the life of local roads by:
- Increasing the surface texture for better tyre friction
- Sealing cracks in the existing surface to protect the pavement beneath from moisture
- Preventing the existing surface from further oxidisation (UV degradation)
- Maintains the surface to a good condition