Bass Coast,

Reconstruction works on Settlement Road to commence


Settlement Road in Cowes is one of most used roads in the Bass Coast Shire and will soon undergo a reconstruction funding from the Federal Government.

At a cost of $535,000, this road reconstruction between Thompson Avenue and Monash Street is scheduled to commence on 19 October. It was listed as a priority through Council’s Road Services Asset Management Plan with the works now funded through the Federal Government’s Roads to Recovery Program.

Stabilsied Pavement Australia (SPA) is the contractor conducting the works for Bass Coast Shire Council. SPA will perform road pavement reconstruction including saw-cutting the existing pavement within the side street intersections, the supply of a new sub-base and installing a new 40mm thick asphalt seal. It is anticipated that the new road pavement will last for over 70 years with regular maintenance.

Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Kimberley Brown, asks residents, businesses and road users in Cowes to be patient during the reconstruction.

“These types of road works are important in ensuring that the road network is sustainable and able to continue to provide appropriate levels of service for road users well into the future. We ask road users to be patient during this time as the works will cause some traffic delays while they run until 20 November, weather permitting,” Cr Brown said.

“Council is notifying local residents, Cowes Primary School and local businesses via letter drops and mail-outs. Although there will be delays, the contractors will take all necessary steps to keep these to a minimum,” concluded Cr Brown.

For more information on the road works, please contact Council on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or Troy Carnovale from Stabilsied Pavement Australia on 0419 888 740.