Lismore-based company Clark Asphalt will next week begin removing and replacing defective asphalt on Centre Street, Casino. The asphalt is being replaced due to the discovery of inconsistencies in its quality, which could result in that section of road not reaching its design life. The asphalt was laid in October 2013. The project was managed by Richmond Valley Council on behalf of Roads and Maritime Services. Clark Asphalt was the selected contractor for the resurfacing project. The remedial work, between Johnston Street to the South Casino roundabout, will involve removing and replacing about 1300 tonnes of asphalt, to ensure the road’s long-term integrity. All of the remedial work is being done at the contractor’s expense and at no cost to Richmond Valley ratepayers.
Work will start on Monday, weather permitting, and is expected to take two weeks to complete. An asphalting crew will be working to remove the existing surface at night between 6pm and 11pm, with the new overlay being placed between the hours of 9am to 4pm daily. Crews will be working seven days a week to get the job finished before the start of the Australia Day long weekend.
The process will start at the Johnson Street roundabout end and move through to Hare Street on the southbound lanes, returning via the northbound lanes. Detours will be in place for the duration of the project, and motorists should follow directions of traffic controllers. Regular updates will be posted to Council’s website and Facebook page, as well as the MyRoadInfo site.
On behalf of Roads and Maritime Services and Clark Asphalt, Richmond Valley Council apologises for any inconvenience these essential works may cause.
Media Release: 9 January 2015