Callington Township Road Reconstruction and Sealing
In November 2015, Council created a new program using its Australian Government Roads to Recovery funding allocation, aimed at rehabilitating and sealing approximately 8.2km of unsealed roads within various townships in the district by June 2019. Callington is the first town addressed under the new Township Sealing Program.
The Mount Barker District Council side of Callington (part of the town is within Murray Bridge Council) contained approximately 2.5km of roads that were classified as “unsealed” until recently. The aim of the program is to rebuild these roads wherever necessary, and seal all township roads, to improve road conditions and extend the life of these assets by another 15 to 20 years.
So far, $335,000 has been spent on the program in Callington, including:
- 12,400m2, or 2.7km, of road pavements rebuilt in less than seven days;
- The equivalent of 290 truckloads of original pavement materials were recycled on site, and used to rebuild the roads;
- Sealed surfaces laid across all 2.7km of rebuilt roads, including eleven (11) junctions.
In June 2015, the Australian Government reintroduced the indexing of an excise on fuel, under an arrangement that will allocate an additional $89.7 million to South Australian Councils over the next two years.
Under this deal, Mount Barker District Council will receive an extra $1.2 million in grants from the Roads to Recovery Program, which helps fund Councils’ investments in road infrastructure construction and maintenance.
In November 2015, Mount Barker District Council endorsed a new program using its Roads to Recovery allocation, aimed at rehabilitating and sealing approximately 8.2km of unsealed roads within various townships in the district by June 2019.
Callington is to be the first town addressed under the new Township Sealing Program.
The Mount Barker DC side of Callington contains approximately 2.5km of local roads; most of which are classified as “unsealed”, although most currently have a thin layer of recycled asphalt over the surface to minimise dust. Many of these roads are potholed and patched, and most other pavements are showing early signs of failure. The aim of this project will to rebuild these roads wherever necessary, and seal all roads, to extend the life of these roads by another 20 years or so.
The scope of works will include:
- Pavement reconstruction, where necessary;
- New sealed surfacing;
- Line marking;
- Minor drainage works; and
- Australian Government funding signage.
The pavement reconstruction phase of works will be done by Stabilised Pavements Australia, on behalf of Council, and should be completed within 5 days. This work commence on Monday 23rd May 2016, subject to weather and any unforeseen circumstances.
Council has chosen a pavement reconstruction technique called “stabilisation”, as it provides a quick and cost effective means of rebuilding the roads using the existing materials. This will also minimise the level of disruption to your daily routine.
Sealing of all roads will follow in the weeks after the initial reconstruction phase, and will be undertaken by Downer EDI.
Traffic Management will be in place during the works to manage vehicle movements around the works areas, and access to your property may be limited at times. You will be contacted by Council’s contractors as the works progress.
Council staff will be working with the Contractors to ensure that traffic disruptions are minimised as far as practical, and that all properties are fully accessible after hours. Residents are asked to avoid parking on the roads and verges during the day over the coming weeks.
Your understanding and cooperation will be appreciated.
Should you require any further information or have any queries as works progress, please contact me.