Bass Coast,
30
September
2015
|
07:36
Australia/Melbourne

Asphalting program rolls out

Bass Coast Shire Council’s asphalting program is being rolled out on identified roads in Rhyll, Cowes, Inverloch and Corinella from 12 October through to 21 October, weather permitting.

Asphalt resealing and upgrades will affect road users with traffic delays expected. These works have been prioritised under Council’s Road Services Asset Management Plan where the condition of the sealed surface requires retreatment.

Temporary closure of Rhyll Boat Ramp Car Park

The Rhyll boat ramp car park will require temporary closure of the facility from 13 to 14 October due to the resealing works being delivered. Council acknowledges that it can be a challenge to deliver the necessary works and not affect road users, especially when much of the work is determined by weather conditions and availaibility of contractors.

Bass Coast Shire Council’s Mayor, Cr Kimberley Brown says the inconvenience caused by the temporary closure of the Rhyll boat ramp and car park is necessary as important asphalt resealing is conducted before busy visitation periods.

“Council apologises for any inconvenience this temporary closure may cause. It’s about to be a busy time for fishing with snapper season starting and many people travel from other parts of the Shire to launch at Rhyll at this time of the year. Council wants to get this work completed as soon as possible while the weather is good and so the boat ramp is fully available well before summer,”Cr Brown said.

“We kindly ask that recreational fishers and boaters use alternative boat ramps at Cowes and Newhaven for launching boats at this time and road users to be patient while road works are completed,” concluded Cr Brown.

The contractor conducting the works is A1 Asphalting. The combined program cost is $217,900. All asphalting works across the Shire are expected to be undertaken between the hours of 7.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday. Please check Council’s Weekly Bulletin for affected locations and dates.

Local residents directly affected by the works, services and businesses will be notified via letter drops and mail outs by Council. Traffic and pedestrian management will be in place on the day. If road users or property owners affected by the works require any assistance on the day, please consult one of the traffic management personnel onsite.

For more information, please call Council on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or Craig Francis from A1 Asphalting Pty Ltd on 0417 867 997.

Asphalting works timetable for roads in the program

Road Name

Location

Start Date

Expected
Duration

Chapel St Service Rd & Paringi Crt

Cowes

October 12

1 Day

Rhyll Boat Ramp Carpark

Rhyll

October 13

2 Days

Beach Rd & Walton St – Maintenance works

Rhyll

October 15

1 Day

Bunurong Crt

Inverloch

October 16

1 Day

Arlington Crt

Corinella

October 16

1 Day

Rogan Close

Cowes

October 20

1 Day

Hobsons Pde

Cowes

October 20

1 Day

Various Roads Cowes - Maintenance Works

Cowes

October 21

1 Day