Canyonleigh Road a priority for Council

11 August, 2011Posted in: Roads and Assets
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As part of Wingecarribee Shire Council’s ongoing road maintenance program, Council is undertaking a two year rehabilitation project to improve the road surface of Canyonleigh Road, Canyonleigh.

The $600,000 restoration project will involve initial heavy patching of the most damaged sections of the road, followed by the installation of roadside drainage and a full overlay of a new bitumen top pavement.

“Due to the complexity and size of the project, we’ve broken the construction up over two financial years,” said Council’s Operations Manager, Mark Roebuck.

“In total we’ll be repairing some four kilometers of the surface of Canyonleigh Road between the freeway and Foxgrove Road.

The heavy patching works are being undertaken by Council’s specialist road repair contractor Roadworx.

“Canyonleigh Road is quite unique in that much of the sub-surface of the road is moist which can be quite problematic to rectify.

“Council has consequently deemed this repair a priority and will be investing a significant amount of funds and energy to rectify the problem,” said Mr Roebuck.

“Whilst this is being undertaken we apologise for any delays or inconvenience and ask motorists to exercise care when driving through the construction area.”

Weather permitting the heavy patching stage of the project is due for completion in September 2011. Shoulder clearing and drainage improvement works will then proceed. It is anticipated that the first stage of the rehabilitation works will be complete by March 2012 with the second stage due for completion as part of the 2012/13 construction program.

For further information contact Council’s Infrastructure Services Division on 4860 3018.