Sealed Road Maintenance
Tamworth Regional Council is the road authority for more than 1,200 kilometres of sealed regional and local roads. To keep these roads in good condition, Council has several sealed road maintenance crews that regularly inspect and repair roads where needed. We also re-seal many roads each year.
Last financial year, we spent $6.1 million on maintenance of sealed local roads. In 2009/2010, we intend spending $7.6 million.
It is very important that no vehicles are parked on streets on the day that re-sealing works are to take place. Council will notify residents a few days in advance of any re-sealing works via a notice in the mail, so that you can make any necessary arrangements.
Details of major repairs will generally be advertised in the local media. Adverts will outline what type of work will be done, how long it is expected to take and provide details of a Council representative to contact for further information
Gravel Roads Maintenance
There are over 1,900 km of unsealed roads in the Tamworth region, and Council has several crews that inspect and maintain these roads. We also replace gravel on roads (re-sheet) that are in poor condition.
Last financial year, we spent $3.3 million on maintenance of unsealed local roads. In 2009/2010, we intend spending $4 million.
So far this financial year, we have graded approximately 400 kilometres of gravel roads. To date, the majority of our gravel road re-sheeting work has been undertaken to repair flood damage.In addition to this, a further 20 kilometres of gravel roads have been re-sheeted with gravel from pits across the region, including Lions Park Pit and Spains Pit.