Shire gets stuck into road­works

Campaspe News - - NEWS -

ROAD main­te­nance pro­grams through­out Cam­paspe Shire are in full swing with crews work­ing hard to make up for lost time.

In­fra­struc­ture ser­vices general man­ager Emma Dal­ton said crews had ex­pe­ri­enced sig­nif­i­cant de­lays as a re­sult of higher than nor­mal rain­fall dur­ing spring, but with the re­cent warmer weather were all work­ing at ca­pac­ity to get re­quired works done.

‘‘Our teams are work­ing hard to make up for time lost dur­ing re­cent wet weather,’’ she said.

‘‘Our pri­or­ity at the mo­ment is fin­ish­ing the fire break slash­ing pro­gram to re­duce fuel loads across the shire.

‘‘Our road crews are work­ing as fast as they can to make up for lost time in our grad­ing pro­gram to en­sure nec­es­sary main­te­nance is done on each road.’’

Ms Dal­ton said some roads were still closed fol­low­ing high river lev­els, and would be opened as soon as pos­si­ble.

‘‘The rain we’ve had over re­cent months has caused sev­eral roads to be closed,’’ she said.

‘‘While the wa­ter may have drained away in places, we are still work­ing to as­sess the dam­age done and to de­ter­mine what works are re­quired on each road be­fore they can be re­turned to their reg­u­lar uses.

‘‘This is to en­sure the safety of all who use the roads.

‘‘We have re­ceived a high num­ber of re­quests for main­te­nance along our roads in the shire and are work­ing to ad­dress these as quickly as we can. Please be as­sured we are aware of your con­cerns and fol­low­ing through each ser­vice re­quest.

‘‘We will com­plete the works as soon as pos­si­ble. If you have any queries or con­cerns, please con­tact our cus­tomer ser­vice team.’’

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