2020-21 road resurfacing program
The is underway. This year’s program will cover around 1 million square metres of road.
A number of major roads will be resealed including sections of the Monaro Highway, Hindmarsh Drive, Erindale Drive, Canberra Avenue, Yamba Drive, Belconnen Way and the Kings Highway.
The program will continue until April 2021.
For more information on road resurfacing including why we undertake resealing as an alternative to asphalt and how we remove loose stones after resealing works please read the frequently asked questions.
The importance of resurfacing
Resurfacing a road is like maintaining your house. If you don’t regularly repaint your house the sun, wind and rain will damage the structure and you will need to undertake repairs.
The environment oxidises the bitumen in the road and can cause it to become brittle and crack. This lets water into the base layers of the road which leads to the gradual formation of potholes.
The constant flow of traffic on a road wears the surface down and packs it smooth. This smooth surface can be slippery during periods of rain. This is most evident when slowing as you approach intersections or roundabouts, or when taking a bend in a road.
Traffic noise increases with the increase of traffic volume and types of traffic using the roads. Resurfacing can reduce the noise generated from a road.
Monday 26 October 2020
|Hickey Court - From Unwin Street to Dargie Street||Weston|
|Canberra Avenue - From Manuka Circle to Sturt Avenue||Griffith|
|Forrest Drive - National Arboretum Canberra||Molonglo Valley|