Bitumen Reseal Program to extend lifespan of local road network
Lockyer Valley Regional Council’s 2022-23 Bitumen Reseal program will reseal around 170,000m2 of existing road pavement, extending the lifespan of the region’s road network along the way.
Council’s Infrastructure Portfolio Councillor Janice Holstein said the program, jointly funded by Council and the Australian Government through the Roads to Recovery Program (RTR), was an important tool to prevent roads from deteriorating ahead of time.
The $1.7M program sees a new bitumen seal sprayed onto road surfaces before a layer of aggregate is rolled in to create a new waterproof layer.
“Preparation works are now complete and sealing is underway, with completion set for the end of this month.
“As roads get older, small cracks begin to form in their surface and over time, water can seep through these cracks and disrupt the foundations of the road, eventually causing a pothole.
“By re-applying this waterproof top layer of bitumen, we can prevent more expensive repairs down the track.
“While this process won’t always prevent road network damage during extreme weather, it does make a difference every time we apply it and supplements our flood recovery works.
“This is another step Council is taking to ensure we provide a safe and well-maintained road network for our residents,” Cr Holstein said.
The list of roads include:
◦ Bremer Street, Laidley
◦ Church Street, Laidley
◦ Colquhouns Road, Lower Tenthill
◦ Connors Road, Grantham
◦ Frome Street, Laidley
◦ Gehrke Hill Road, Summerholm
◦ Hope Street, Laidley
◦ Laidley Creek West Road, Laidley Creek West
◦ Laurette Drive, Glenore Grove
◦ Lefthand Branch Road, Lefthand Branch
◦ Ma Ma Lilydale Road, Ma Ma Creek
◦ Manteuffel Road, Ropeley
◦ McGarvas Road, Grantham
◦ Mountain View Drive, Plainland
◦ Old Ropeley Road, Lower Tenthill
◦ Pioneer Street, Laidley
◦ Railway Street, Laidley
◦ Sippel Road, Laidley Creek West
◦ Steinhardts Road, Lower Tenthill
◦ Summer Street, Laidley
The objective of the RTR Program is to contribute to the Infrastructure Investment Program through supporting maintenance of the nation’s local road infrastructure asset, which facilitates greater access for Australians and improved safety, economic and social outcomes.
For more information, contact Council on 1300 005 872.