Motorists and other road users are advised that following the completion of pavement rehabilitation works, Old Well Station Road reopened to road users over the weekend.
These works were part of the Australian Government’s Roads to Recovery Program which supports the maintenance of the nation’s local road infrastructure. Work to improve the condition of the road began in September 2018 following the completion of signalisation works at Old Well Station Road and the Federal Highway intersection.
Temporary line marking has been placed following the final asphalt layer to allow road users back onto the road. In the early stages of a new road surface, vehicular traffic can help to further compact the fresh asphalt thereby strengthening and improving its quality.
Allowing traffic onto the newly finished road will ensure the final line marking goes down smoothly and clearly.
Final line marking will occur over the coming weeks in off-peak hours. There will be rolling lane closures associated with these works. The speed limit will remain at 40km/h until these works are complete and conditions are deemed safe to lift the speed limit to 60km/h. Road users are reminded to drive carefully and follow the directions of signage and traffic controllers.