Industrial estate roads in Warrnambool to get $1.966m upgrade

Roadworks: The city council's Scott Cavanagh.

Roadworks: The city council's Scott Cavanagh.

Work on a $1.966m rehabilitation of roads in Warrnambool’s industrial estate is set to begin on Tuesday.

Sections of McMeekin Road, and Koroit, Scott and Giffen streets will be resurfaced during the project which is expected to be completed by the end of April.

Warrnambool City Council’s infrastructure director Scott Cavanagh said the foam bitumen stabilization method would be used, saving ratepayers 30 per cent on the the cost of traditional road building techniques while still providing a 30 to 40-year life span.

“It reuses some of the existing roadbase in the pavement, which in turn lowers the quantity of new road building materials required and the cost of carting old material out and new material in,” Mr Cavanagh said.

The roadwork area includes Koroit Street from the western end of the showgrounds to Giffen Street near the Atkins Road intersection, McMeekin Road from Koroit to Cooper streets, and parts of Scott Street.