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Quality road resurfacing in Gordon.

By GordonResidential - 8 November 2011 36

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Claire Dennis Ave in Gordon was the proud recipient of this high quality work, today 7 November 2011.

A sample of the work, proudly undertaken by a contractor engaged by the ACT Government.   Stones are totally detaching from the pavement in less than half a day.

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Quality road resurfacing in Gordon.
M0les 11:46 am 08 Nov 11

I can’t see anything wrong in the picure, this resurfacing is just not yet complete: The drains are still plugged to prevent the loose gravel from running-off. At some time in the future, when the most gravel has embedded in the underlying tar, the loose surface will be removed. I’ve seen this many times before and the end-result’s quite workable and doesn’t throw-up many stones.

However I _would_ be worried if there are no warning signs of a loose surface and if it carries-on for too long.

YetAnotherBlowIn 11:37 am 08 Nov 11

Erg0 said :

I seem to recall a similar complaint in the past where it turned out that the work just hadn’t been finished yet.

That’s certainly what happened on Cotter Rd out at Casuarina Sands. It was left partially chipsealed (other parts nice smooth hotmix) in the middle of winter. Then about a month ago they came and finished it off…. and left some nice 1″-2″ dips for the manhole covers.

dpm 11:12 am 08 Nov 11

Rawhide Kid Part3 said :

It looks like the low traffic volume, low quality re sealing formula .

They used the same/similar approach on vast sections of the Parkway. Notice the shiny bits of road in the wheeltracks for many kilometres there? That’s where the stones all got spat up by cars (into paintwork and windscreens of nearby cars). Have a look the next time you are on the parkway….
So basically, you end up with a nice resealed road – everywhere except where the actual vehicle wheels make contact with the ground!
A lot of the original GDE was also done that way. Thankfully when they redid it recently, a lot of it was covered up with proper bitumen/asphalt (whatever ‘real’ road is called!) ,so now you don’t get potholes on it within 5 minutes of a rainshower….. Woohoo!

Gungahlin Al 11:05 am 08 Nov 11

Cheapest solution available, doesn’t last, damages your cars, rips the crap out of your kids if they stack their bikes, signals the end to the neighbourhood kids getting together on the quiet street for a game or skate. And bloody noisy.

I’ve been pointing this out to people here and to ministers and Roads staff for 2 years. Until more of you all start sending emails to Simon Corbell it won’t stop. Coming to your street soon! corbell@act.gov.au

Deref 10:36 am 08 Nov 11

AFAIK this is the standard method of resealing in Canberra. It’s absolute crap, but no doubt it’s cheap.

Rawhide Kid Part3 10:34 am 08 Nov 11

It looks like the low traffic volume, low quality re sealing formula .

RiotFrog 10:01 am 08 Nov 11

The usual method for this type of (budget) resurfacing is to leave it for a couple of days, then sweep up most (but not all, watch your windscreens and paintwork) of the loose gravel.

harvyk1 9:59 am 08 Nov 11

Yeah this is about the quality of the work which is done on suburban streets. Expect to get a few extra chip marks and don’t be overly surprised if your brakes need replacing in the next few months after a stone gets lodged in your brakes…

Erg0 9:49 am 08 Nov 11

I seem to recall a similar complaint in the past where it turned out that the work just hadn’t been finished yet.

arescarti42 9:24 am 08 Nov 11

Interesting. They’ve just chipsealed over the top of the original hotmix bitumen surface.

Chipsealing is a lot cheaper than hotmix surfacing and produces a really s***ty road surface.

nice_enough 9:22 am 08 Nov 11

Whats with all the litter, pick up your game Tuggers kiddies.

DUB 9:14 am 08 Nov 11

Thoroughly Smashed said :

Stones are totally detaching from the pavement in less than half a day.
It’s no less of a pain in the arse but it’s just excess gravel.

+1.
What every one should complain about is really dodgy, quick-fix patch work carried out on Athllon Drive and Yarra Glen Drive.Disgusting!!!

alaninoz 9:14 am 08 Nov 11

Looks to me like several roads I’ve seen that were part-way through repairs. That doesn’t mean they’re going to do any more work on it, but one can always live in hope.

s-s-a 9:08 am 08 Nov 11

Yes and they will probably continue to do so for at least six months, if the experience in our street (resurfaced 6m ago) is anything to go by. The street sweepers will come around on a regular but not-as-frequently-as-you-would-like basis.

Thoroughly Smashed 9:02 am 08 Nov 11

Stones are totally detaching from the pavement in less than half a day.
It’s no less of a pain in the arse but it’s just excess gravel.

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