2020-21 road resurfacing program
The 2020-21 road resurfacing program 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.
Resurfacing works on Wednesday 23 September 2020
|Mcvilly Close from Harry Hopman Circuit to the end||Gordon|
|Minnett Close from Knock Avenue to the end||Gordon|
|Troughton Street from Wiburd Street to Paperbank Street||Banks|
|Forsythe Street from Pocket Avenue to Troughton Street||Banks|