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10 September, 2021

Cassowary Coast Annual road reseal program to commence

CASSOWARY Coast Regional Council will start its Bitumen Road Reseal Program mid-September. This program is an important part of Council’s annual road maintenance and allows Council to improve roads surfaces, repairs road defects and renew line marking.


Cassowary Coast Regional Councillor and Asset Sustainability portfolio holder, Barry Barnes said that the program allows for a more economical way to preserve our roads.

“The program delivers efficient savings under a collective procurement arrangement through Far North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils. The work is coordinated collectively with three neighbouring Councils; Cook Shire Council, Hinchinbrook Shire Council and Tablelands Regional Shire Council.

“This year’s $1 million reseal program covers approximately 4% of the sealed road network and will cover thirty-three road segments across the Cassowary Coast in both rural and residential areas.

“Resealing is a proactive maintenance to ensure we can preserve our roads quality and extend the existing life of our network.

“Council work involves spraying bitumen and rolling in a layer of gravel to create a new surface. The reseal is primarily about waterproofing the surface to protect and extend its life as well as improve surface texture.

“I have been advised that although Council crews have undergone preparation works the Contractor has been delayed by two weeks due to wet weather and residents have been advised via letterbox drop of the updated details,” said Councillor Barnes.

The resealing program is anticipated to take about four weeks, with line marking to take an additional week, also weather dependant. Residents in those areas are encouraged to not park on the street until sealing works are complete.

For further information on these works, please contact Council on 1300 763 903 or by emailing enquiries@cassowarycoast.qld.gov.au


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