ROAD GRADING PROGRAM DELAYS DUE TO LACK OF WATER
During drought conditions many roads cannot be graded because of the lack of moisture that is needed to properly compact the road surface. Council’s water trucks are now not able to access water sufficiently close to roads that require grading. Unfortunately the continuation of the current dry conditions is therefore having an impact on Council’s road maintenance grading program.
Dry grading of roads is largely a waste of time and money. Corrugations can be cut off, however the improved surface condition will only last a short while before corrugating again. In addition, dry grading leaves uncompacted, dry material on the roads, particularly on corners, and valuable material is lost as excess dust.
Council’s roads crews have now ceased road pavement grading during this dry period and instead will be undertaking clearing and drainage works to improve roadside conditions.
If you have any questions, please contact Council’s Department of Infrastructure Services on telephone 02 6730 2371.