Why are Road Reseal works being carried out?
Bituminous spray seals need to be resealed every 10 years as the surface becomes porous, brittle and/or slippery due to UV exposure.
Small cracks start to form in the seal, allowing water to seep into the road pavement, causing potholes and soft spots to form in the road.
The road reseal program ensures the spray seal provides a new waterproof barrier, preventing failures in the pavement. The new seal also provides a more skid resistant surface, resulting in safer roads.
This proactive maintenance program ensures our road network retains its quality and extends the life of the existing road pavement, providing long term cost savings.
Where do Road Reseal works occur?
Rural and urban roads, other than CBD streets receive the works as well as, industrial roads, roundabouts, urban court bowls, urban courts less than 60 metres long and urban courts without footpaths.
What will happen?
Issues with kerb, channel and drainage pits identified and replaced.
Failed or failing areas of road pavement identified and repaired by removing the existing pavement and replacing with either asphalt or crushed rock or stabilised using either lime or cement.. This helps shape the road to ensure water runs off the pavement surface.
The bituminous spray seal is sprayed on the road by a tanker to form the thin waterproof membrane. It is covered with a thin layer of aggregate, and then embedded into the bitumen by rolling with a multi wheeled roller to form a skid resistant surface.
When will the works happen?
Stages 1 and 2 are currently underway across the municipality. These works will be ongoing until the weather becomes warmer. Stage 3 is expected to commence during October and to be completed by April (weather permitting).
For further enquiries phone Eric Robinson, Roads Engineer or on 1300 367 700 or email or Eric.Robinson@latrobe.vic.gov.au