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Council’s reseal program resurfaces more than 850,000m2 of local road

20 May, 2021

Western Downs roads are now safer thanks to the completion of Western Downs Regional Council’s annual reseal program.  

Council has recently completed resealing of over 850,000m2 of road this financial year, which equates to 1.83 million litres of bitumen and 9,600 tonnes of aggregate.  

Western Downs Regional Council Spokesperson for Works and Technical Services Councillor George Moore said the program ensured Council provided a safe and sustainable road network by performing timely renewal of sealed surfaces.   

“The Western Downs has the second largest road network in the country, covering more than 7,500 kilometres – which is roughly the same distance as driving from Dalby to Perth and back,” Cr Moore said.  

“Our Reseal Program is a significant program for our region, with just over $3 million invested into the program in 2020-21. 

Cr Moore said the Reseal Program also delivered environmentally friendly outcomes with recycled rubber used as part of the bitumen.  

“Our works have an added environmental benefit, with around 274,500 kilograms of recycled rubber used as part of the bitumen mixture. That’s the equivalent of around 34,300 passenger car tyres.  

“This recycled rubber – which is sourced from old tyres and blended locally – is not only environmentally friendly, but also provides a stronger, sturdier road surface. 

Residents are reminded to report any road damage to local roads by using the Snap, Send, Solve App for mobile or contact the Department of Transport and Main Roads to report damage on state-owned roads.  

For more information contact Council on 1300 COUNCIL (286 624). 

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