Moira Shire Council includes reseals in rural and residential areas and a roundabout in this year's budget.LAURA HURLEY July 10, 2014 3:38am
Moira Shire Council has described Cobram as a ‘‘big winner’’ from the 2014-15 budget with a focus on maintaining and improving roads and infrastructure.
The roads resealing program will receive $1
Moira Shire Council’s operations executive manager Rick Devlin said the funding was much needed, as merely maintaining the roads with short-term fixes was expensive in the long run.
‘‘We’re spending more money patching (the road) than we should,’’ Mr Devlin said.
Record rainfall has taken its toll on the roads recently, exacerbating problems such as potholes as well as general wear and tear.
‘‘It’s the wettest I’ve seen in a long time,’’ Mr Devlin said.
He said annually the shire would need to reseal about 60
Stage two in a redevelopment of Cobram CBD will include a roundabout at the intersection of High St and Punt Rd, while cracked roads and kerbs in Cobram will also receive attention.
One road that is set aside to be resealed is Langan Rd, south-east of Cobram. The estimated cost of the resealing is about $24
Mr Devlin said roads that were set to be resealed were chosen and prioritised according to the extent of the damage and what the road was used for.
‘‘We concentrate on the usage of the road. Milk tanker and school bus routes are prioritised,’’ he said.
The reseal on Langan Rd will run for about one kilometre, and will include a shoulder resheet due to the narrow width of the road. Another section of the road was resealed last year.
The roads in the Cobram township are, on average, resealed about every 15 years, while other roads are resealed about every 25 years.
Mr Devlin says that every eight weeks every road in the area has been inspected for damage.
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