More work towards safer and accessible roads

Date: 
Friday, 19 February, 2021 - 15:45
Category: 
Project update

Commencing in early March and at a cost of $980k, Council will carry out approximately 26kms of resealing and line marking works to improve safety and accessibility of the sealed road network across Mansfield, Bonnie Doon, Tolmie and Barwite.

Despite the ongoing challenges faced with delivering a large capital works program in the very difficult and ever-changing COVID-19 climate, Council is on track with planned works to deliver on time and on budget.

Mayor Mark Holcombe said that the works are an important part of the annual capital works program and Council’s focus on ensuring that roads are safe for all users.

“Several roads across the Shire will receive resealing and line marking works as part of Council’s capital works program, which will be an enormous win for the community,” Mayor Holcombe said.

The roads that will receive works include:

  • Barwite and Tolmie: Graves Road (entirety), Old Tolmie Road (from Graves Road to the Broken River).
  • Bonnie Doon: Hutchinsons Road and Maintongood Road.
  • Mansfield: Malcolm Street (between Howes Creek Rd and Kidstone Parade) and Monkey Gully Road (between Stoneleigh Road and Highton Lane).

The contract for the works was put out to tender in January 2021, with Council awarding the contract to Country Wide Asphalt & Civil.

“The tenders were all very competitive, and we are extremely happy with the outcome,” Mayor Holcombe said.

“We have managed to secure a longer warranty on the works by contracting Country Wide Asphalt & Civil to undertake the preparation works in addition to resealing and line marking, so a great result,” he said.

Residents and road users may experience some interruptions to traffic conditions while the works take place from early March to early April, however access will remain open to all road users. Notice will be issued to any households where access to driveways may be affected.

For more information contact Mansfield Shire Council on 5775 8555.

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Last Updated: Tuesday, 2 March, 2021 - 11:43