Resealing, Resurfacing and Rehabilitation
Wagga Wagga City Council undertakes a reseal program throughout the warmer months each year.
Resealing is a common preventative road maintenance technique where a new coat of bitumen and stone/aggregate is applied over an existing surface.
Wagga Wagga City Council's annual reseal program extends the life of local roads by:
- Increasing the surface texture for better tyre friction
- Sealing cracks in the existing surface to protect the pavement beneath from moisture
- Preventing the existing surface from further oxidisation (UV degradation)
- Maintains the surface to a good condition
In preparation for the reseal, stage maintenance works will be carried out on streets. This preparation work ensures the best surface is available for the reseal.
There will be changed traffic conditions during the works and motorists should also be aware of loose stones while the surface interlocks, which takes two to three weeks. A street sweeper will return to all resealing sites after this period to remove any remaining loose stone.
Streets/locations will be listed here as they are scheduled. Scheduling is subject to weather conditions and contractor availability. Residents will be advised by letter box drop conducted by Council's contractor of upcoming works and changed traffic conditions.
The City of Wagga Wagga looks after 2,288km of road and keeping them in good condition requires a variety of approaches to road works. In some high traffic areas renewing the top layers with asphalt, or hot mix, can be the best option.
This involves stripping back and disposing of the top layers of the road and replacing it with steaming hot asphalt, which is laid at around 170°C. The result is a smooth surface that can withstand high traffic volumes.
Rehabilitation works is the most comprehensive type of road project that Council undertakes.
It involves ripping up the bitumen seal, removing the top layer (pavement) of the road base and then stabilising the subgrade below that. The pavement is then filled with new material and sealed with bitumen and stone.
Depending on how long the stretch of road, its location, daily traffic volumes local access requirements such as shops, and weather conditions this type of work can take weeks or even months to complete, with access restricted to local residents only.
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