Now I know the state of re-surfacing of roads in the Capital has been covered many times on RA, but I have a directly related issue on my mind.
Having driven from one side of Canberra to the other and back again on the weekend, I couldn’t help notice all of the “This road will be re-sealed…” signs propped against poles in the areas being targeted this season. Of concern to me is the roads that have been selected. Some of the roads I noticed;
Hindmarsh Drive (between Mugga Ln and Jerrabomberra Ave)
Athllon Dr (between Vosper St and Drakeford Dr)
Athllon Dr (between Beasley St and Melrose Dr)
Melrose Dr (between Athllon Dr and Botany St)
Why do these roads need re-surfacing? A lot of them were covered last season and the others are perfectly fine (eg, Mawson Dr). Basically now, we’re going to be left with loud, dangerous, and rough roads when we didn’t need to be. On the other hand there are roads that are screaming for a new surface – such as Yamba Dr where the road surface has worn to nothing more than a slick surface that is a death trap in the wet.