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Sign of the times: roadworks ahead

Tuesday, 26th November, 2013

City Council Operations Manager Peter Schindler is reminding drivers to slow down during an annual reseal program starting on Monday. City Council Operations Manager Peter Schindler is reminding drivers to slow down during an annual reseal program starting on Monday.

By Erica Visser

Broken Hill drivers are reminded that a very important person will be out and about over the coming months.

“The man holding the stop/slow baton is the most important man there is,” City Council Operations Manager Peter Schindler said yesterday.

“Make sure you always follow his directions.”

Council will begin its annual road resealing program on Monday December 2.

It has asked that drivers be patient and follow temporary signage and traffic controllers throughout the period. 

“There’s 121,900 square metres of work to be completed with 61 segments including laneways, intersections and roads,” Mr Schindler said.

“That’s a lot of rock and bitumen.”

Council will begin work in Chloride Street, between Thomas and Morgan Streets.

The schedule will be outlined within the BDT once a week until completion, at the end of March next year.

Individual residents will not be alerted to works in their area, as it was not practical and could vary.

Council has asked residents to not park their cars on the road in front of their house while work is being carried out in their area.

The job would be completed using Council’s 35-year-old bitumen truck which still worked a treat, Mr Schindler said.

“This council is one of the only shires left to own a bitumen truck,” he said. 

If you would like extra information on the program call Council’s infrastructure department on 8080 3362.

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