By Mitchell Clarke
More than $3.7 million will be spent on the resealing and renewal of more than 100 roads across the Cardinia shire.
Cardinia Shire Council announced that contracts were awarded on Tuesday 19 November to commence the $1.3 million road resurfacing program over the next few months.
Under the program, a number of roads will be resurfaced including parts of McGregor Road in Pakenham, Tivendale Road in Officer, Paternoster Road in Cockatoo and Bessie Creek Road in Nar Nar Goon North.
The roads scheduled for resurfacing were identified through a system which takes into consideration a number of factors including the age and condition of existing seals, road classification and traffic volumes.
Meanwhile, a $2.5 million project will see parts of Caldermeade Road, Seven Mile Road, Tynong Bayles Road, Redwood Road and O’Neil Road rebuilt.
Cardinia Shire Council mayor Jeff Springfield said the investment in road maintenance was of high importance.
“More than half of our road network is unsealed, and council is investing in major projects such as its $25 million Strategic Sealed Road Network program,” Cr Springfield said.
“Our resealing and rebuilding programs will contribute towards maintaining all council roads in a safe and functional condition, and improving overall road safety.”
Affected property owners and commuters will be notified of disruptions throughout the construction works.
To find out if your road is set to be resurfaced, visit www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/sealedroads.