$23 Million road resealing season starts in South West NSW

22 September 2017

As the weather improves, so too do the optimal conditions for road resealing – triggering the start of a $23 million program to be rolled out in the next seven months through south western NSW.

Daryl Maguire MP, Member for Wagga Wagga said the  NSW Government funded work will deliver 4.3 million square metres of much-needed resealing work from Yass to Wentworth, Hillston to Albury and everywhere in between from September to May next year.

“More than 4.5 million litres of bitumen and 25,000 cubic metres of aggregate will be rolled out by Roads and Maritime Services in the next seven months,” Mr Maguire said.

“The resealing process involves the resurfacing of roads to protect the underlying structure and provide a safe, textured surface for motorists to travel on.”

More than 370 kilometres of resealing work will be carried out at various locations on the Sturt Highway, Silver City Highway, Olympic Highway, Irrigation Way, Cobb Highway, Snowy Mountains Highway, Barton Highway, Hume Highway, Riverina Highway, Kidman Way, Burley Griffin Way, Newell Highway, Mid Western Highway and Lachlan Valley Way.

“Work will be delivered in mostly rural areas, some semi-rural areas and some urban areas, with some of this work will be delivered by local councils and industry partners on behalf of Roads and Maritime,” Mr Maguire said.

“The South West sealing crew, consisting of 17 workers based at Narrandera, is one of three Roads and Maritime crews delivering this high-value, high-volume work across NSW.

“Most of the resealing work will be short-term and will have minimal impacts on road users. Remarking of lines will be carried out progressively as a subsequent activity.

“Roads and Maritime thanks the community for its patience while this important road improvement work takes place.”

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