Road condition inspections to begin

Thursday, 27 February 2020

The City’s biggest inspection program will soon hit the road, covering more than 2100km across the municipality.

All sealed and unsealed roads across the municipality will be assessed over the next four months.

A specialist vehicle equipped with a camera will be travelling to all corners of Greater Geelong to collect data on the condition of the road network.

Through video footage and laser profiling, the inspection team will be able to identify up to 30 potential types of defects.

The detailed modelling will provide insight into rates of deterioration and produce a cost-benefit analysis of individual projects.

The information will be used to help prepare the City’s future road renewal programs.

Road maintenance is one of the largest single investments made annually by the City, with a budget of more than $19 million in 2019-20.

The specialist inspections began in 2008 and are carried out every four years.

Greater Geelong Mayor Stephanie Asher

You may notice the distinctive vehicle on our roads in coming months. It inspects the condition of the roads at normal speed and does not impact on other motorists.
The detailed assessment provides us with valuable information about the current and predicted state of our local roads network. It helps us identify areas for improvement and is central to the creation of our annual road maintenance programs.

Cr Anthony Aitken, Chair, Parks, Gardens and City Services

This inspection program is vital to understanding the condition of the region’s roads. Through this ‘clever and creative’ technology, City officers will be armed with the right information to improve our network.

Page last updated: Thursday, 27 February 2020