GRASS growing better rural roads
Published: 4 June 2015
More gravel roads and shoulders will be sealed in 2015-16 under the revised GRASS program, following endorsement of a new schedule at this week' (Tuesday 2 June 2015) Council meeting.
Designed to make nuisance dust a thing of the past and cut the need for expensive ongoing maintenance, the Gravel Roads and Shoulder Sealing (GRASS) project will return for another year.
Roads and Water Infrastructure Committee Chair, Councillor Don Petersen (Division 4), said the program of works could reach potentially 14 road locations in the coming financial year.
"Last year's program was a strong success – we've had very positive feedback from rural road users who have said the program makes a big difference," he said.
"We're delighted that this program will be making a comeback for the 2015-16 financial year.
"Council is serious about improving rural roads and the return of the GRASS program for 2015-16 is a strong sign of that commitment.
"A number of road locations will be targeted, including Amy Rd, Greenbank, Habermann Rd, Cornubia, and Fryar Rd, Cedar Creek, to name a few.
"I would like to thank my fellow councillors who have also made contributions through their division infrastructure funds."
Approximately $1.546 million, drawn from capital works, roads maintenance and Councillor's division funds, will be allocated to cater for around 14 roads.
Divisions across the south, western and eastern sections of the city will benefit from the project.
Full list of planned roads and projects:
Amy Road, Greenbank
Bamsey Road, Stockleigh
Gravel Road Seal
Chadwick Drive, South Maclean
Chardon Bridge Road, Cedar Creek
Fryar Road, Logan Village
Flagstone Court, South Maclean
Grampian Road, South Maclean
Habermann Road, Cornubia
Gravel Road Seal
Harvest Road, Greenbank
Hives Road, North Maclean
Luke Road, Buccan
Pennine Drive, South Maclean
Selkirk Road, South Maclean
Violet Road, Greenbank