We undertake ongoing maintenance to our sealed road network. The repairs rely on fine weather using a ‘spray seal’ or asphalt. In difficult weather conditions we may use FCR gravel as a temporary measure.
We also have an annual road resealing program which is a rolling program where roads are re-sealed on a regular basis depending on the type of seal, traffic volumes and other contributing factors. Re-sealing is important to prevent moisture getting into the road base and to ensure the road stays safe.
The work involves the application of an aggregate or ‘chip seal’ in various grades depending on the road, its slope and traffic volumes. Turning bays or cul-de-sacs are often treated with a new asphalt overlay so that the surface can handle the stress of large heavy vehicles such as garbage trucks and buses.
Unsealed roads that are arterial roads and school bus routes are given priority for maintenance services, and our grading program works from area to area to maintain efficiency. In addition to grading, Council fills potholes until grading is scheduled.
There are several main roads within the municipality that are the responsibility of the State Government, including:
- Channel Highway (Excluding the Kingston CBD)
- Huon Highway
- Algona Road
- Kingston Bypass / Southern Outlet
- Nichols Rivulet Road
- Ferry Road (up to the Bruny Island Ferry terminal)
- Bruny Island Main Road
- Lennon Road
Any requests regarding these highways can be directed to the State Government at www.transport.tas.gov.au or by calling 1300 139 933.