Published on 13 January 2022
Roads across Moyne Shire Council are getting a bit of TLC as the annual summer resealing program ramps up.
Mayor Cr Ian Smith said around 65 kilometers of road across the shire would be resealed this summer at a cost of $2 million with more than 1 million litres of bitumen expected to be used.
He said resealing was an important part of the road maintenance program and helped prolong the lifespan of the 1702 kilometers of sealed roads Council has responsibility for.
“The roads our crews have been working on might look like they are in good condition, but cracks have started to appear in the surface,” Cr Smith said.
“Resealing stops water getting through those cracks and into the road base and causing bigger problems down the track and it prolongs the life of the road.
“It’s like making sure your car has oil in the engine – it stops bigger and more expensive problems developing in the future.”
Cr Smith said the work is guided by Moyne’s road management plan and targeted based on inspections undertaken by Council’s roads inspector.
He said roads including the Caramut-Chatsworth Road, Grassmere-Hexham Road, Lake Gorrie Road and Whiskey Creek Road would all have sections resealed as part of this year’s program of works.