9 December 2022

Potholes a priority for Eurobodalla Council ahead of holiday season

| Katrina Condie
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Eurobodalla Council has received a funding boost to repair potholes throughout the shire. Photo: ESC.

Relentless rain has made a mess of the region’s roads, but a $378,000 boost from the State Government will provide a boost for Eurobodalla Shire Council’s pothole repair program.

Council’s dedicated road maintenance crews have filled 9785 potholes and patched 22,102 square metres of road with 646 tonnes of premix so far this year, however acting works manager Aaron Dunne said the temporary filling of potholes could only do so much.

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“Passing trucks and further rain deteriorates temporary patch jobs, so it’s fantastic to secure funding to get on with some more permanent patching works,” Mr Dunne said.

The funding will go towards more pothole filling as well as heavy patching, where large sections of badly damaged road are cut out and replaced.

Mr Dunne said crews were busily working to fix priority potholes before the year’s end.

“We have allocated an extra crew to road pavement patching and potholes, which will speed up work before the Christmas holidays,” Mr Dunne said.

“Crews are working through repairs as fast as they can to improve safety and reduce wear and tear on vehicles.”

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Further heavy patching work was scheduled to begin from February next year.

The funding was part of the NSW Government’s $50 million Fixing Local Roads Pothole Repair Round, in which 94 regional councils, including Eurobodalla, were approved for grants.

Eurobodalla Council is reminding locals and visitors to drive safely and be extra cautious around roadworks and to drive at a speed that’s safe for the road and weather conditions.

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