Highway works set down for early next year
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.