Road repair trial paving way to better roads

Minister for Transport and Main Roads The Honourable Mark Bailey

Road repair trial paving way to better roads

  • Final stage (Stage 4) of rehabilitation works on the Gore Highway will start in April
  • The repair method for final stage has been developed following two years of trials working with reactive soils and flood-prone areas of the highway
  • Works will improve safety, integrity and longevity of Gore Highway
  • The works form part of the Federal Government’s Roads of Strategic Importance initiative to improve key freight route connectivity to regional areas

The final stage of rehabilitation works on the Gore Highway between Pittsworth and Millmerran will soon start.

The works will be carried out on a 1.55-kilometre section of the highway between Pump Road and Millmerran Leyburn Road, about 12 kilometres north of Millmerran.

This will be the final stage of a two-year project rehabilitating foam bitumen pavements through the trial of sustainable pavement materials and systems.

The $18.2 million project has required considerable ingenuity from Transport and Main Roads engineers who have had to deal with a challenging environment.

Works are scheduled to start this month with completion in 2023, weather permitting.

The works will be conducted between 6am to 6pm Monday to Friday with a reduced speed limit of 40km/h in place during these hours.

The project is being delivered under the National Land Transport Network Upgrades, Roads of Strategic Importance, jointly funding by the Federal and State Governments.

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