Road pavement testing in Bowral

7 March, 2017

Wingecarribee Shire Council wishes to advise that road pavement testing will be carried out on Station Street and Kirkham Road in Bowral starting on the evening of Wednesday 8 March 2017.

The testing will involve a Falling Weight Deflectometer assessment and Pavement Coring examinations.

Both tests will be carried out on behalf of specialist road design consultants Cardno.

In brief, these tests are conducted to evaluate the condition of the undersurface of the road.  These tests will be carried out on both the traffic and parking lanes.

The falling Weight Deflectometer testing is carried out by a machine towed on the rear of a regular utility vehicle.  The testing is done by transferring weight onto the road to simulate real-life heavy loads.

Pavement Coring involves taking multiple drill samples of the road sub-surface.

Together these two tests give an overall indication of the physical condition of the undersurface of the pavement and help determine the life expectancy of the road.

Weather permitting these two tests will be undertaken on Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 March between the hours of 7.00pm and 6.00am.

As both of these tests can be undertaken under traffic control, there will be no need for any road closures.  These tests do however require frequent stopping and starting of the machinery so minor delays to local traffic are expected.

Motorists are reminded to heed the directions of the onsite traffic controllers and be aware of the temporary change to the work zone speed limits.

Council thanks motorists in advance for their cooperation and apologises for any temporary delays or inconvenience.

For further information contact Council’s Manager of Projects and Contracts, Bob Lewis on   4868 0796.