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Unsealed Road Maintenance 2016/17

The Mount Barker District Council is committed to maintaining roads in good condition to provide a safe environment.  Over the financial year, a number of unsealed roads are scheduled for patrol grading or resheeting. 

During works there may be limited access to driveway entrances and vehicles should not be left parked on the road.

All endeavours will be made to ensure a minimum of inconvenience, but alternative routes should be planned while these works are underway.  Road users are requested to adhere to any detours that will be in place.

Roads are maintained by zones as outlined below.


 Patrol Grading Zones

Patrol Grading

June 2017

Zone 8 - Jupiter Creek, Chapel Hill, Dorset Vale, Bradbury

Zone 7 - Jupiter Creek, Kangarilla, Chapel Hill, Dorset Vale, Bradbury, Echunga, Meadows

Zone 6 - Green Hills, Flaxley

Zone 5 - Echunga, Biggs Flat, Mylor, Paechtown

Zone 4 - Nairne, Blakiston, Littlehampton, Totness, Hahndorf, Verdun

Zone 3  - Wistow, Mt Barker

Zone 1 - Callington, Dawesley


May 2017

Zone 8 - Meadows, Paris Creek, Prospect Hill, Bull Creek, Kuipto

Zone 6 - Macclesfield, Bugle ranges, Green Hills, Flaxley

Zone 1 - Callington, Kanmantoo, Dawesley

Zone 3 - Petwood, St Ives, Wistow, Mount Barker

April 2017

Zone 2 - Harrogate, Brukunga


Dust Suppression

Dust suppression treatment involves the laying of profiling material and then a spray seal of emoleum.  Whilst this may give the appearance of bitumen, it is only a temporary dust suppression measure (lasting up to 5 years) and not a bitumen finish.  The road remains classed as an unsealed road.

Unfortunately, road profiling materials are no longer available and Council has discontinued the dust supression program.

Council is exploring alternative treatment options and will continue to grade unsealed roads in the meantime.