TAMS have put forth word of their plans to extend the dreaded chipseal:
With the weather warming up, the ACT Government today announced details of the 2013-14 road resealing program.
“Resealing of roads in Canberra is planned to start today on Boboyan Road,” Acting Director, Roads ACT, Ken Marshall, said.
“The resealing program, which is part of the ACT Government’s commitment to keeping our roads well maintained and safe, is particularly targeting those roads that have deteriorated as an inevitable consequence of ageing and trafficking.
“Resealing is designed to protect and extend the life of a road, while also improving its safety. As roads deteriorate with age and traffic use, small cracks appear in the surface which can allow water to penetrate and potholes to form. The annual resealing program covers about 85 kilometres of Canberra’s roads.”
Mr Marshall said a combination of resurfacing techniques will be used. Resealing roads with aggregate is used at a majority of sites as it ensures more of Canberra’s roads can be improved each year. The more costly asphalt resurfacing is done on highly stressed pavements such as intersections and roundabouts.
Work will be carried out by Downer Australia who are an experienced contractor using local employees .Roads ACT’s own crews will undertake asphalt patching repairs.
“The whole resealing program is expected to be complete in May 2014 with southside roads being done in the first half of the program,” Mr Marshall said.
The major roads to be resealed as part of the program include sections of Hindmarsh Drive, Melrose Drive, Monaro Highway Ginninderra Drive, Parkes Way and Canberra Avenue. Selected streets will also be resealed in suburbs including Deakin, Fisher, Lyons, Narrabundah, Yarralumla, Cook, Giralang and Kaleen.