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Reseal Program ramps up
27 February 2012
Council’s $3.7 million reseal program is ramping up after the wet weather delays.
Resealing Contractors are currently working in the Tiaro and Woocoo areas and then will move to Maryborough.
Council’s Roads Operations Unit is currently undertaking pre-seal repairs in Hervey Bay for the resealing works to start in April.
Resealing is designed to waterproof and prolong the life of the underlying pavement and to provide skid resistance. Failure of the surface layer occurs by potholing, cracking, stripping (aggregate loss), flushing (the bitumen rises to the surface) or polishing (the aggregate loses its skid resistance).
Asphalt resurfacing has been included in the program where there is existing asphalt which requires replacement, or where the existing surface will not cope with higher traffic volumes or stresses brought about by turning traffic.
Asphalt resurfacing works have already started in the Hervey Bay area.