Upgrades on two sections of Bombah Point Road, which links with rural properties and the Myall Lakes National Park to the east of Bulahdelah, have been completed.
“Council staff undertook work on Bombah Point Road earlier in 2015 and these recent works further improve the standard of the road,” said Council’s Director of Engineering Services, Mr Ron Hartley.
One section of the recent work saw a gravel road section reconstructed over a 1.1km length enabling a bitumen seal to be applied. The work involved adding gravel to the existing road surface followed by lime stabilisation. Roadside table drains were established and a bitumen seal applied to complete the work.
“Over holiday periods Bombah Point Road sees an increase in traffic which can result in gravel road sections deteriorating rapidly. Now this 1.1km section of the road has a bitumen seal the requirement to undertake gravel road maintenance work is no longer required,” said Mr Hartley.
The second section of the completed upgrade work is 700 metres in length and is just to the east of the Pacific Highway overpass. This section of road previously had a very narrow sealed width.
“The narrow width was quite dangerous as passing vehicles needed to move over onto the gravel shoulder,” said Mr Hartley.
On this section the finished work has seen the sealed road widened.
“Council staff from Bulahdelah Depot has undertaken the work” said Council’s Operations Manager, Mr Robert Fish. “The work progressed well and has been completed in a short timeframe, just in time for the Christmas holiday period.”
“The projects have been completed under Council’s Rural Road Construction Program, which includes funding through the Federal Governments Roads to Recovery scheme,” said Mr Hartley.
“Further work on Bombah Point Road to bitumen seal the remaining gravel road sections is planned to be undertaken in coming years through Council’s Rural Road Construction Program,” said Mr Hartley.