The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s expanded $6million road renewal program will commence next week, with approximately 11.8km, or 160,000 square meters, completed by 30 June.
Work on Phase 1 will start on Monday 9 March and will take an estimated three weeks to complete, incorporating an estimated 66,000 square meters of road being resurfaced.
The works will start with the aggregated asphalt resurfacing of intersections and primary routes throughout the Kalgoorlie-Boulder, as well as incorporating the resurfacing of a number of high priority roads in Lamington and Somerville using polymer modified bitumen (PMB).
City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Mayor John Bowler said the resurfacing works were addressing intersections and primary routes before moving to residential streets.
“There are lots of high usage roads that are included in the project which need substantial work, including Lionel Street, Roberts Street, Hay Street, Egan Street and Boulder Road,” he said.
“There will also be resurfacing works carried out on Addis, Bourke, Campbell and Cotter Streets in Lamington, and in O’Connor
“The City is committed to supporting local businesses, and we have engaged a local company, Total Asphalt, to carry out the works, which will cost about $400,000 for the first stage,” Mr Bowler said.
“The condition of our roads is a major concern for the City, which is why we have allocated more than $6million to carry out much needed upgrades to our existing road network in our 2019/20 budget, and these works will be finished by 30 June this year.”
Residents who live in areas undergoing works will be directly updated on works, and are asked to avoid parking on the street during the works period.