A $378,000 funding boost from the NSW Government will supplement Eurobodalla Council’s ongoing pothole repair program.
Like most of the east coast, relentless rain has made a mess of Eurobodalla’s roads. Council’s dedicated road maintenance crews have filled 9785 potholes and patched 22,102 square metres of road with 646 tonnes of premix so far this year.
Acting works manager Aaron Dunne said the temporary filling of potholes can only do so much.
“Passing trucks and further rain deteriorates temporary patch jobs, so it’s fantastic to secure funding to get on with some more permanent patching works,” Mr Dunne said.
The funding will go towards more pothole filling as well as heavy patching, where large sections of badly damaged road are cut out and replaced.
Mr Dunne said crews were busily working to fix priority potholes before year’s end.
“We have allocated an extra crew to road pavement patching and potholes, which will speed up work before the Christmas holidays,” Mr Dunne said.
“Crews are working through repairs as fast as they can to improve safety and reduce wear and tear on vehicles.”
Further heavy patching work was scheduled to begin from February next year.
The funding was part of the NSW Government’s $50 million Fixing Local Roads Pothole Repair Round, where 94 regional councils, including Eurobodalla, were approved for grants.
Eurobodalla Council thanked Transport for NSW for the simple process to secure funding which was determined by kilometres of road per shire.
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