Update 2: Burvilles Road re opening onto the SurfCoast Hwy is expected to take place August 2022 after a signalised intersection has been constructed.
We sometimes leave a road closed when we are not onsite to stop damage to the new surface.
Building a road is like baking a cake. The mix is wet, you bake it till its dry and then ice it.
When we put new rock down on a road it needs to be wet to help it stick together. We then need to let the rock dry out before we seal the road. If the rock is wet we can't seal it.
If cars drive on the road whilst the rock is wet it damages the road and we can't put down the seal.
We have to fix the road when it is damaged before sealing. This means the road is closed for longer.
Road work speed limits are designed to keep both drivers and
road workers safe.
Even when nobody is working on the road there can still be
dangers from the work underway.
These dangers can include:
Some dangers are easy to spot during the day, but much harder to
see at night. A lower speed limit gives
you more time to see the danger and avoid a crash
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