Shire gets stuck into roadworks
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.’’