Road sealing will begin across Warrnambool

Work: Warrnambool City Council is beginning its annual resealing program on Monday. More than 200 roads will be repaired as part of the work.

Work: Warrnambool City Council is beginning its annual resealing program on Monday. More than 200 roads will be repaired as part of the work.

More than 200 roads will be repaired across Warrnambool as the council rolls out its annual resealing program.

Work will begin on the $950,000 program on Monday.

In stage one, work will be completed at 128 sites across Warrnambool, Bushfield and Allansford.

Mayor Kylie Gaston said the work was being delivered in conjunction with the Corangamite Shire.

“Working with a neighbouring municipality has allowed council to achieve better value for money,” she said.

“It means we are able to include more roads in the reseal program.”

City infrastructure director Scott Cavanagh said bitumen resealing work was an essential road maintenance activity that protected and extended the life of road pavements.

“We apply a coat of bitumen then cover this with aggregate to produce a new waterproof wearing course,” he said.

“Council is making extensive use of polymer-modified bitumen this year to improve aggregate retention and fill in any cracks in the existing surface.

“The new seal also restores the surface texture and improves grip.

“To get the best results we need to reseal roads when it is relatively warm and fine and we’ve timed the work to be delivered before and after the peak visitor times.”

Council aims to resurface bitumen seals every 10 to 15 years depending on wear and deterioration of the surface.

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