Road Dollars Locked In
17 October 2017
A bevy of new road works projects have been announced for Inverell Shire over the next 12 months, with Council unveiling their annual roads program this week.
Inverell Shire Council mayor Paul Harmon made the announcement while staff made the finishing touches to the expanded CBD carpark in Oliver Street.
“The wet weather has certainly thrown up some challenges for our roads and maintenance crews of late, however, projects such as the Oliver Street carpark have been delivered on time and are now open to the public”.
Cr Harmon says Council’s focus will now move to bitumen resurfacing urban and rural roads and gravel resheeting.
“Council will be undertaking letter box drops to residents being impacted by road works and we will also be sharing updates in local media and also our website”.
Cr Harmon explained works will commence on a selection of Inverell streets, followed by bitumen resurfacing in Bonshaw and then target rural roads across the shire.
“It’s terrific to see Bonshaw is set to receive new bitumen and our shire’s primary producers and heavy vehicle operators will be pleased to hear Council has earmarked funds for Gwydir Highway, Woodstock Road, Ashford Road and Yetman Road”.
“Weather permitting, we are looking at completing the bitumen resurfacing program ahead of Christmas”.
The works come on the back of a 12 month program which saw over $29 million injected into the shire’s roads network.
Cr Harmon explained Council will also commence a gravel resheeting program this month, expected to be completed in June 2018. Roads to receive new gravel include Graman Road, Dinton Vale Road, Delungra Bypass, Delungra-Graman Road, Kings Plains Road and Goomerah Lane.
The works program will be undertaken by composite work crews, comprising both Council staff and contractors.
Cr Harmon added the average gravel resheeting cost for Council was $14,000 per kilometre, which compares favourably with industry benchmarks.
A full list of roads under the 2017-18 program is available on our Roads and Traffic page.
|Image:Inverell Shire Council mayor Paul Harmon with Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall and General Manager Paul Henry.|
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