Warrnambool roads get freshen up as part of city council's annual bitumen reseal program

RENEWED STREETS: Warrnambool City Council mayor Rob Anderson with construction supervisor Abel Farrell on Couch Street, where resealing works are underway.
RENEWED STREETS: Warrnambool City Council mayor Rob Anderson with construction supervisor Abel Farrell on Couch Street, where resealing works are underway.

Warrnambool’s roads are getting a freshen up as part of the city council’s annual bitumen reseal program.

Construction supervisor Abel Farrell said more than 50 streets in the city were apart of the initiative.

Work began on Couch Street on Monday morning.

“It’s a job we undertake every year,” Mr Farrell said.

“We assess which roads need to be done, based on the condition of the road.

“Resealing is not for potholes, it’s for the life of the seal.

“Water can get in if the seal is no good.” 

The cost of the program is $725,000 and about 13km of the council’s 330km sealed road network will be resealed.

The work will continue for about two months.

Locations included in the reseal are Koroit Street, Daltons Road,  Banyan Street (East), Merri Street, Davis Street, Younger Street and Ryot Street. 

Last year the the work was delivered in conjunction with the Corangamite Shire, when about 200 roads were resealed.