Douglas Shire Council will begin scheduled road maintenance reseals on August 4.
The seven scheduled reseals in Miallo, Wonga Beach, Finlayvale and Bamboo have been identified by Council as those in most urgent need of repair according to road maintenance guidelines.
Infrastructure Manager Megan Hawke said Council had also separately set aside $700,000 in the capital works budget for 2014/15 for the rehabilitation of Junction Rd and Shannonvale Rd.
“Maintaining our road network is one of the top priorities for Council and these scheduled road maintenance reseals are the first step,” Ms Hawke said.
“Motorists who use these roads can expect to experience some minor delays while these important reseals take place, however Council will be taking steps to minimise the inconvenience.”
Douglas Shire Council scheduled road maintenance reseals:
|Road name||District||Reference point||Length|
|Syndicate Rd||Miallo||Whiteley Rd||577m|
|Syndicate Rd||Miallo||Poletti Rd||3.12km|
|South Arm Drive||Wonga Beach||Vixies Rd||2.04km|
|Finlayvale Rd||Finlayvale||Santacatterina Rd||959m|
|Finlayvale Rd||Finlayvale||Cobavie Rd||400m|
|Whiteley Rd||Miallo||Syndicate Rd||692m|
|Miallo-Bamboo Creek Rd||Bamboo||Kingston/Assman Rd||1.15km|
What is resealing?
Resealing is the most economical method of street resurfacing.
Roads are like your house and we resurface roads as you would paint your house. From the time you paint your house the oxidation begins and the deterioration process starts.
Much like paint, a road surface is subject to oxidation, sunlight and rain. In addition a road is subject to a range of traffic loads, the use of equipment for sweeping, turning vehicles and normal ground movement.
The bitumen is like paint/waterproofing on the outside of your house but has a very poor skid resistance. Aggregate is placed on the bitumen to provide a wearing surface with a good skid resistance.
If a road surface develops surface cracks, water can enter the base. When vehicles pass over the saturated base, water is forced out along with the fine base material. This repeated action leads to the base softening, the surface breaking and potholes forming.
What are the benefits of resealing?
Improved skid resistance; waterproofing of the surface; protecting the underlying pavement from oxidation, aging and traffic wear; seals small cracks and imperfections; extends the pavement life; and economic method of resurfacing roads.