Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Koorda-Billfinch Road (rural) - 047572-12WA-RTR

Funding Program:Roads to Recovery Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Sep 2013 - Jan 2014
Australian Government Contribution:$239,592
Local Council/Shire:Shire of Mukinbudin

Project Description

The reseal will address the issue of old bitumen breaking up on a five kilometre length of road with a seal width of 7.0 metres. The problem is especially bad in the centre section of road which has an original seal. Heavier grain trucks are causing most of the damage which will be stopped with a new seal across the entire width of the road. This has caused potholing. On the road edges there is only a single bitumen seal from road widening five years ago which needs a second seal to protect the road widening works and the first seal. The thin seal on the shoulders means the heavier trucks are breaking the seal on the road edges causing drop offs. Both the potholing and the side drop offs are a hazard for tourist traffic (caravans) and for school buses expecially when passing other vehicles.

It is porposed to palce a covering seal for the five kilometres at a width of seven metres to cover the original four metre bitumen seal in the centre of the road and the one and half metre seal on the shoulders. This will alleviate the problems as addressed above and also greatly extend the life of the road. It is also porposed to place new white lines and "cats eyes" on the road to assist with road safety.

Total cost of proposed project is $248,217

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Project details last updated: 10/02/2014