Transport Canberra and City Services


Road Resurfacing

Resurfacing a road is like maintaining your house. If you don’t regularly repaint your house the sun, wind and rain will damage the structure and you will need to make repairs.

The environment oxidises the bitumen in the road and can cause it to become brittle and crack. This lets water into the base layers of the road which leads to the gradual formation of potholes.

The constant flow of traffic on a road wears the surface down and packs it smooth. This smooth surface can be slippery during periods of rain. This is most evident when slowing approaching intersections and roundabouts or when taking bends on roads.

Traffic noise increases with the increase of traffic volume and types of traffic using the roads. Resurfacing can reduce the noise generated from a road.

Other issues that can be addressed in the resurfacing process are:

  • An improvement in ride quality from patching
  • Removal of an old linemarking scheme
  • Removal of glare on rural roads

The two key improvements when resurfacing works are carried out are waterproofing the road (pavement life extension) and improving skid resistance (motorist safety). With the selection of a specific treatment, traffic noise from the road surface can be reduced.

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Daily road resurfacing schedule

Transport Canberra and City Services wishes to advise residents, motorists and other road users that following its 2018-19 road resurfacing program, remediation works will be carried out on some roads previously resurfaced in the following suburbs(weather permitting):

Monday 17 December 2018

Resealing

Street/Location Suburb/Region
Durville Cr (from Flinders Way to Stokes St) - both directions                   Red Hill
Durville Cr (from La Perouse St to Stokes St) - both directionsRed Hill
Flinders Way (from Mugga Way to Murray Cr) - both directionsRed Hill
Hays Cr (from Flinders Way to Monaro Cr) - both directionsRed Hill
Stokes St (from Monaro Cr to La Perouse St/Murray Cr) - both directionsRed Hill

Other Works

Street/LocationSuburb/Region
ASPHALT PATCHING - Dalley Crescent (from Southern Cross Drive to Macrossan Crescent) - both directions Latham
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