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Bourke Wilcania Road (Rural Road) - 066593-16NSW-RTR

Funding Program:Roads to Recovery Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Apr 2017 - May 2017
Australian Government Contribution:$273,042
Local Council/Shire:Bourke Shire Council

Project Description

This section of road has five individuals sealed causeways installed to prevent continued scouring. Over the years there has been continued accidents where motorists and motor cycles have not negotiated the conditions. Council has tried on two occasions to obtain Federal Black Spot Program funds for this project but have been unsuccessful. This project is also a request from the Louth Village Tours and part of Council's Ten Year Plan. The main problem is motorists are picking up too much speed on the short sealed sections and are losing control when coming off the bitumen onto the gravelled surface. More often than not it is the gravelled sections on the bend in the road.

Sealing of the individual gaps to join onto the existing sealed sections to avoid confusion for motorists. Formation and shaping of approximately 1.5 kilometres of road at 9 metre width, importing of base material at 200mm depth , rolled and compacted to required standard, sealed with 14 millimetre and 7 millimetre aggregate and C240 Bitumen.

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Project details last updated: 10/11/2017