Repairs months away

Posted on: March 20th, 2019 by
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UNDER REPAIR: It could be mid-November until sections of Railton Road at Latrobe are completely repaired. Picture: Alistair FinlayMid-Octoberis the earliest motorists can expect repair work on Railton and Mersey Main roads at Latrobe to be completed.
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The two key roads were severely damaged duringJuneflooding, andare the responsibility of the Departmentof State Growth.

“After consultation with floodaffected communities, we are prioritising urgent repairs to provide access to local residents as well as to support affected businesses,” Minister for TransportRene Hidding said.

Mr Hiddingsaid the tender processforrepairs toRailton andMersey Main roads was currently underway and work was scheduledstart mid-September.

“It is expected that works at both sites will take two tothreemonths to complete,” he said.

Key planned work at the Railton Road area includes resurfacing and drainage works near Caroline Creek.

Similar work will be conducted on parts of Mersey Main Road nearBallahoo Creek.

Mr Hidding said weather conditions would play a part in how long it took for the roads to be repaired.

“Weather is a factor in the completion of these workswith air and road surface temperature being critical to successful sealing of the new pavement,” he said.

While roads under the control of the Department of State Growth are still in much the same visible condition as they were days after the floods, the Latrobe Council said all the roads they are responsible have undergone work.

Mayor Peter Freshney said staff were also waiting for the weather to improve so resurfacing work couldget underway.

“Council owned roads aredone to an extent we can during the winter months,” CrFreshneysaid.

“We have some resealing work to do Native Plains Road and out in Merseylea.”

The one exception was the road leading to Warrawee Reserve.

It was significantlydamaged,needs a total rebuild and some engineering work before it can reopen.

“We want to have some access, ideally, for walkers and bikers by Christmas,” Cr Freshney said.

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