AN asphalting program is being rolled out on identified roads in Rhyll, Cowes, Inverloch and Corinella from October 12 through to October 21.
Asphalt resealing and upgrades will affect road users with traffic delays expected.
These works have been prioritised under Bass Coast Shire Council’s Road Services Asset Management Plan where the condition of the sealed surface requires retreatment.
The Rhyll boat ramp car park will require temporary closure of the facility from October 13 to 14 due to the resealing.
Bass Coast mayor Kimberley Brown said it can be a challenge to deliver the necessary works and not affect road users, especially when much of the work is determined by weather conditions and availability of contractors.
She said inconvenience caused by the temporary closure of the Rhyll boat ramp and car park is necessary as important asphalt resealing is conducted before busy visitation periods.
“Council apologises for any inconvenience this temporary closure may cause,” Cr Brown said.
“It’s about to be a busy time for fishing with snapper season starting and many people travel from other parts of the shire to launch at Rhyll at this time of the year.
“Council wants to get this work completed as soon as possible while the weather is good and so the boat ramp is fully available well before summer.
“We kindly ask that recreational fishers and boaters use alternative boat ramps at Cowes and Newhaven for launching boats at this time and road users to be patient while road works are completed.”
The contractor conducting the works is A1 Asphalting.
The combined program cost is $217,900.
All asphalting works across the shire are expected to be undertaken between the hours of 7am and 5pm Monday to Friday.
Check council’s weekly bulletin for affected locations and dates.
Local residents directly affected by the works, services and businesses will be notified via letter drops and mail outs by council.
Traffic and pedestrian management will be in place on the day.
If road users or property owners affected by the works require any assistance on the day, please consult one of the traffic management personnel onsite.
For more information, contact council on 1300 226 278.
Asphalting works timetable for roads in the program:
• Chapel Street Service Road and Paringi Court, Cowes, October 12
• Rhyll Boat Ramp Carpark, Rhyll, October 13-15
• Beach Road and Walton Street, Rhyll, October 15
• Bunurong Court, Inverloch, October 16
• Arlington Court, Corinella, October 16
• Rogan Close, Cowes, October 20
• Hobsons Parade, Cowes, October 20
• Various roads Cowes, October 21