Motorists urged to drive carefully near road works
  • Wednesday 04 January 2017
A man holds a slow sign at a roadwork site

Many of us tend to be in a hurry over the holiday period, but council is reminding motorists to slow down and take care around road works both now and throughout the year.

This financial year, more than 80 kilometres across 193 roads will be improved as part of council’s $23 million Road Reseal and Rehabilitation Program.

Local Infrastructure Delivery Portfolio Councillor Greg Rogerson said the work was important to deliver smoother and safer roads.

“While most people are considerate, too often we see motorists who are impatient to get through road works putting their lives and the lives of our road workers at risk,” Cr Rogerson said.

“Please slow down and follow traffic directions near all road works, for your safety and that of the people working on the roads.

“Every attempt is made to minimise disruptions but the nature of road works means some patience is required while this important work is carried out.

“These road works include rehabilitating and resurfacing the road pavement, repairing pot holes and road failures, kerb and channel repairs, renewing line marking and drain installation.

“This is all to ensure our region has safe and high quality roads.”

The upgrades are part of council’s $253 million Capital Works Program.