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Road resealing happens when the road is still in good condition but the surface layer is damaged.
We know road works can be inconvenient at times and appreciate your support while we work to maintain one of our city’s most important assets so that it’s easy for everyone to get around now and in the future.
For enquiries about our resealing program please contact us.
- My street looks okay as it is. Why is it being resurfaced?
When the surface of a road ages the bitumen becomes brittle and cracks. Cracks allow water to get in under the road and undermine the surface, leading to potholes and damaging the expensive pavement below the surface. Most resurfacing is preventative to stop water damage before it occurs and avoid the cost of extensive repairs to the pavement.
- How often is resurfacing done?
Our annual program of road resurfacing preserves the pavement assets in the most effective manner across the city, within the parameters of our capital works budget. Treatments are selected depending on the condition of the existing pavement, the road function, and the traffic volumes.
- Why are some areas treated with asphalt and others with spray seal?
Spray seals are used on low volume streets over existing asphalt surfaces to extend their life. Asphalt treatments are expensive and only used where spray seal treatment may not be suitable. The most effective resurfacing treatment has been selected for your street to preserve the City’s pavement assets.
- What were all the maintenance works prior to sealing?
Prior to spray sealing Council staff and contractors undertake maintenance works to ensure the sprayed seal is successful in protecting and extending the life of the road pavement. This can occur on several different occasions depending on type of works, resources and machinery required.
Typical maintenance works involve some or all of the following:
- Asphalt patching - replacement of a section of asphalt surface
- Crack sealing: sealing with rubber around road patches or repairs to prevent water penetration into underlying pavements
- Drainage pits: repair or replacement of damaged, broken or old grates
- Heavy patching: repair of small areas of damaged road pavement
- Kerb and gutter repairs: patching or replacement of broken or damaged kerbs to prevent water penetration into underlying pavements
- Subsoil drainage: installation of below-ground drainage to intercept seepage flows to protect the road pavement and seal from water damage
- Sweeping: removal of debris and sediment from gutter to prevent contamination of the seal
- Weed removal: general weeding from gutter to prevent contamination of the seal
The community occasionally needs to temporarily use part of the road, parking lane or footpath for different purposes and there are several permits which can be applied for. They include:
ITributes can be placed on local, regional, or arterial roads. Freeways and motorways are not suitable, as it is illegal to stop unless it is an emergency.
It is the responsibility of those placing the tribute to ensure that it does not become a hazard to other road users. Consideration should also be given to nearby residents when choosing a location. Community members are invited to contact Roads and Maritime Services to discuss and plan the tribute location
For further information visit Roads and Maritime Services