Bitumen road

Toowoomba Regional Council has allocated $8 million for a regional road resealing program, which involves renewing more than 200km of bitumen seals.

The reseal program is being delivered by Council staff and external contractor Colas Queensland.

Toowoomba Regional Council’s Deputy Mayor and Chair of the Infrastructure Committee, Cr Carol Taylor, said the reseal program would help to maintain safety and restore and improve road surfaces across the Region.

‚ÄúCouncil has allocated $8 million in the 2019/20 financial year to resealing regional roads. The ongoing program involves renewing more than 200km of bitumen seals across Council‚Äôs extensive road network,‚ÄĚ Cr Taylor said.

“Resealing is a very economical way to help preserve our road network, which is one of our greatest assets. The work involves spraying bitumen and rolling in a layer of uniformly sized stones to create a new surface.

“The reseal is primarily about waterproofing the surface to protect the pavement and extend its life, as well as improve surface texture issues.

‚ÄúMore than 80 per cent of the program will be undertaken across regional areas in the network.‚ÄĚ

Cr Taylor said the program would cover sections of roads in the Millmerran, Pittsworth, Clifton, Greenmount, Oakey, Crows Nest, Hampton, Ravensbourne, Blue Mountain Heights, Meringandan, Kleinton, Djuan, Highfields, Goombungee, Gowrie Junction, Brymaroo, Yarraman, Bowenville, Doctor Creek, Glencoe, Cooyar, Acland and Boodua areas.

In the Toowoomba city area, sections of roads will be resealed in Harristown, Mt Lofty and Torrington.

Council has already started work on its part of the program, with the contractor expected to start in early November. 

The program is expected to be completed by Christmas 2019, weather permitting.

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