In a life threatening emergency dial Triple Zero (000)

In a life threatening emergency dial Triple Zero (000)
ACT Public Hospitals

Canberra Hospital

5124 0000

Calvary Hospital

6201 6111

Mental Health

Call Mental Health Triage on

1800 629 354

(free call except from mobiles or public phones) or

6205 1065

Poisons Hotline

For a poison emergency in Australia call


Drug and Alcohol Help Line

The Drug and Alcohol Help Line is available 24-hours, 7 days a week on

5124 9977

Health Protection Service

For after hours urgent public health matters including environmental health, radiation safety, food poisoning and communicable disease management phone:

(02) 6205 1700


24 hour health advice

1800 022 222

ACT State Emergency Service

Emergency help
during flood or storms

132 500

Road 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 make 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 approaching intersections and roundabouts or when taking bends on roads.

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.

Other issues that can be addressed in the resurfacing process are:

The two key improvements when resurfacing works are carried out are waterproofing the road (pavement life extension) and improving skid resistance (motorist safety). With the selection of a specific treatment, traffic noise from the road surface can be reduced.

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