Deniliquin Pastoral Times
Calimo upgrades started
Upgrades to Calimo Rd have already started, and will continue in future years.
Murray River Council confirmed the project after a community led campaign to improve safety on the road was launched last week.
The combined landholders are lobbying the council to make the road ‘‘weatherproof’’ after two car crashes within days of each other a week earlier.
The landholders say the road conditions have contributed to a number of crashes in recent years, and that school buses had even become bogged on the road.
Murray River Council director of operations and major projects Scott Barber said while there is no proposal to completely transform the road, he did say ‘‘the situation will be improved’’.
‘‘We have been made aware of the road and started works to improve it in June,’’ he said.
‘‘Since then we have done 7km to 8km of re-sheeting and maintenance grading. We have mixed in, where appropriate, polytah which is a chemical used to help harden the surface and make it more durable into the future.
‘‘One section of the road did have a higher percentage of clay which made it slippery, so we went back and blended in more sand to make it a better surface, which will help.
‘‘We are also putting in a crushed rock bus turnaround to give them better access in wet weather.’’
Mr Barber said no other improvements have been planned for Calimo Rd in the short term, but that continued road improvements would be considered in annual future works programs.
Residents are encouraged to email council on email@example.com or phone them on 1300 087 004 to report damaged roads and concerns you may have.