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Urban Bitumen Re-Sealing Program

25 February 2019

Gunnedah Shire Council will be completing bitumen works in the Gunnedah urban area at the following locations:

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Hunter Street View Street Marquis Stret
Baxter Street Apex Drive Goodwin Road
Davis Ave Walter Rodd Street Baxter Street
Little Barber Street Osric Street Henry Street
Tempest Street Conadilly Street Barber Street
Railway Avenue New Street Chandos Street
Merrigula Street Mullaley  
Nombi Street Mullaley  
Wondabah Street Mullaley  
Grover Street Mullaley  
School Street Tambar Springs  
Merrigula Street Tambar Springs  
Bando Street Tambar Springs  

These works will commence on Thursday, 28 February 2019 and are programmed to be completed by Monday, 30 March 2019, weather permitting.

Resurfacing or resealing roads is part of Council’s asset preservation program designed to improve and restore the road pavement.

A road is made up of three layers: the surface, pavement and formation or subgrade. The surface of the road is the layer you travel on that declines over time, being exposed to and impacted by a number of elements. Each year a number of local roads require resealing to preserve the lower foundations and extend their useful lifespan by approximately 15 years.

Road resealing happens when the road pavement is in good condition, but the surface has deteriorated to a point where it requires intervention. It generally involves spraying hot bitumen over the existing surface, quickly tipping a layer of stone on top and rolling the stone into the bitumen. While Council appreciates this can be temporarily inconvenient for residents, it is an asset preservation practice to prolong the lifespan of one of our most expensive and important assets - road pavements.

For any enquiries please contact Council’s Infrastructure Services Department on 02 6740 2100 during normal working hours.