Unsealed roads

Monday, 7 October 2019

Unsealed roads are made up of a mix of gravel, sand, silt and clay. The gravel and sands provides skid resistance and load capacity to the road. Clay provides the glue to hold the road together and silts are worn down gravel, sand and clay. A balance of gravel, sand, silt and clay are essential to produce a long-lasting road surface.

After recent testing of the gravel on our unsealed roads, and those available from our local quarries, we’re introducing a new Livers Gravel.

You might notice some short-term unfavorable conditions whilst we lay the gravel if there has been a period of wet weather. However, once it has had time to dry and compact, the long-term benefits will see a reduction in dust, better water run-off, and in turn, improved road conditions.

The introduction of this new gravel will be a staged roll-out based on the regular maintenance of each road.

Click here to find out more about our unsealed road network.

Page last updated: Monday, 7 October 2019