Douglas Shire Council will begin asphalt overlay roadworks next month as part of its road maintenance capital works program.
The road repairs include Junction Rd, Shannonvale Rd, Bow St/Hart St and Blain St in Mossman, Snapper Island Drive in Wonga Beach and Jabeva Close, Lloyd Rd, O’Callaghan Close and Somerset Drive in Somerset as well as Whiteley Rd in Miallo and Coulthard Close in Newell Beach.
Asphalt overlay produces a new layer of hot mix asphalt directly over existing asphalt on road surfaces.
This process is applied if the old asphalt starts to produce fine cracking due to old age.
The old surface is first cleaned and swept and the cracks are sealed before the asphalt overlay is applied, increasing the road strength by a factor of 1.5.
The roadworks are due to begin in mid-August and may cause minor traffic delays.
See Council’s Works Schedule for more information.