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Council plans long-term repair of Canyonleigh Road

17 October, 2011Posted in: Roads and Assets
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Wingecarribee Shire Councillors last week adopted a motion to commence rehabilitation works on Canyonleigh Road, Canyonleigh this financial year.

Council’s Director of Infrastructure Services, Michael Brearley said pending contractor availability, work would begin early 2012.

“Following the resolution of Councillors, Council will be calling for tenders to begin the works on Canyonleigh Road early next year,” he said.

Works will initially involve addressing the movement of the current surface by blending lime with the existing pavement material and then adding a cement/ash blend to improve the road strength. An additional layer of gravel is then provided to increase the pavement depth before a final primer seal is added.

Additional shoulder drainage work will also be included in the road’s upgrade.

“Council recognises that Canyonleigh Road is overdue for maintenance and this injection of funds is a commitment from us to bring the road back to scratch,” Mr Brearley said.

Approximately $850,000 has been allocated towards the repairs.

To prioritise the repairs, a section of work planned for Merrigang Street in Bowral will be deferred until the 2012/13 financial year.

“We regret not being able to tackle both jobs in their entirety this financial year,” Mr Brearley said.

“But unfortunately the size, cost and complexity of both jobs meant we had to set realistic targets.

“Merrigang Street is still a high priority for Council and consequently, we have broken the job up over two financial years.

“The first section of road repairs – approximately 500 metres from Bendooley Street to the Mittagong Creek, will be tackled this financial year with the second section from the creek east to Myrtle Street, allocated as the first major road reconstruction project for the 2011/12 financial year.

“We’ll also be exploring further funding options in the months ahead and should these eventuate they will also be diverted to the Merrigang Street project,” he said.

For further information contact Council’s Infrastructure Services Division on phone 4860 3006.