Transport Canberra and City Services

ACT Road Resealing Program

Each year Roads ACT undertakes a resealing maintenance program of roads and streets within the Australian Capital Territory. This program normally starts in October and continues until April.

As a part of the Asset Management Plan, Roads ACT aims to resurface 5% of the major road network and 4% of the residential network annually.

Road resurfacing program 2018-19.

For up-to-date information on which roads will be resurfaced, please view the daily road resealing schedule.

The resealing process Road resealing fact sheet (PDF 448KB) (Word 431KB).

We understand that resurfacing operations do cause some inconvenience to motorists and residents. We endeavour to minimise inconvenience as far as possible through advanced public notification of resurfacing, stringent contract requirements for road sweeping, and by providing motorists with safety guidelines for travelling on resealed surfaces.

Public notification of resealing

Roads ACT aims to minimise the inconvenience of road resealing by notifying the public of maintenance using the following media:

  • stories in the media
  • radio reports
  • letterbox drops in advance of works
  • signs along relevant roadways warning road users of proposed works

If your house fronts a section of street is included in the annual reseal program you will be notified at least 2 day prior to the resealing taking place by letter drop with information about what preparations you will need to undertake. The Road resealing brochure (PDF 966KB) will also be provided.

Removal of loose stones after resealing

Roads ACT is attempting to limit the inconvenience imposed on motorists and residents by loose stones on the road surface.

As a term of the resealing contract, contractors must sweep loose stones within the first 24 hours after resealing, and again within seven days. At this time sweeping is also undertaken on adjoining areas such as footpaths, driveways, etc.

Motorist safety whilst resealing is underway

Image of resealing sign warningImage of a resealing warning sign

Please take note of resealing safety signs.

Motorists are advised that if they are traveling on a section of new work they should expect to be inconvenienced with delays of up to 15 minutes during the resealing operations.

During this period motorists are encouraged, where possible, to travel on an alternate route. If however you must travel on the new section of work you are advised to travel slowly, adhering to the posted speed limit signs usually advising 40 km/h.

Travelling at the posted speed or slower will prevent you losing control of your vehicle on the loose surface. Motorists are also advised not to overtake on the new surface as loose stones may damage the windscreens of fellow motorists.

Lodge a feedback form

In addition to planned road maintenance (such as resealing), routine maintenance is performed by Roads ACT. This day to day maintenance is performed in response to inspections.

Members of the public may also convey requests for repairs of road defects by lodging a feedback form or by calling Access Canberra on 13 22 81.

The ACT Government is committed to improving the accessibility of web content. To provide feedback or request an accessible version of a document please contact us or phone 13 22 81.

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.

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