High­way works set down for early next year

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Road­works will be car­ried out at a num­ber of lo­ca­tions on the Hume and Rive­rina high­ways in Fe­bru­ary and March next year.

It’s part of a larger ‘re­seal­ing sea­son’ for Roads and Mar­itime Ser­vices which starts this spring and will see more than 3.5 mil­lion litres of bi­tu­men and 24,000 cu­bic me­tres of ag­gre­gate rolled out over the next seven months across the south west re­gion of New South Wales.

Mem­ber for Al­bury Greg Aplin said the $22.6 mil­lion NSW Gov­ern­ment pro­gram will de­liver 2.5 mil­lion square me­tres of much-needed re­seal­ing work across ma­jor roads from Yass to Wentworth, Hill­ston to Al­bury and every­where in be­tween.

‘‘To break this down, that is 85 road tankers of bi­tu­men and 10 Olympic-size swim­ming pools of rocks on 300 kilo­me­tres of roads — the equiv­a­lent of 500 foot­ball fields,’’ Mr Aplin said.

‘‘The re­seal­ing process in­volves resur- fac­ing roads to pro­tect the un­der­ly­ing struc­ture and pro­vide a safe, tex­tured sur­face for mo­torists. Work is ex­pected to start this month and fin­ish in March, mostly in ru­ral ar­eas.

‘‘The re­seal­ing will be short-term and will have min­i­mal im­pacts on road users. Line re­mark­ing will be car­ried out pro­gres­sively.”

While some of the work on the Hume and Rive­rina high­ways in this re­gion will be de­liv­ered by in­dus­try part­ners on be­half of Roads and Mar­itime, much of the re­seal­ing will be car­ried out by the South West Seal­ing Crew, in­clud­ing 17 work­ers based at Nar­ran­dera.

Road users on af­fected roads through­out ‘re­seal­ing sea­son’ will be kept up-to­date via rou­tine traf­fic alerts. For the lat­est traf­fic in­for­ma­tion, visit www.live­traf­fic.com down­load the live traf­fic app or call the Trans­port Man­age­ment Cen­tre on 132 701.

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