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Braidwood Road rehabilitation works scheduled for May

Shoalhaven City Council will undertake road rehabilitation works on sections of Braidwood Road in May to coincide with proposed road works at HMAS Albatross.

Sections of Braidwood Road have experienced rapid deterioration as a result of the significantly increased number of construction vehicles using the area to access the current development at the Navy base.

With limits on the amount of heavy vehicle traffic utilising new pavement, the works are unable to be undertaken until a gap in the project timeline was identified.

Council has worked with the Navy’s construction contractor to program the reconstruction works in May, coinciding with proposed roadworks by that contractor to provide a new entry to the base.

Mayor, Joanna Gash said that she understood the frustrations of regular users of Braidwood Road however Council had implemented a number of procedures to minimise disruptions.

“I am very pleased to see a commencement date for the rehabilitation of sections of Braidwood Road,” said Clr Gash.

“This has obviously been a very concerning issue given the current state of sections of the road as a result of the increased heavy vehicle traffic in the area.

“While works will not be able to officially commence until May, Council has put in place a number of measures to help ease the issue.”

“These include additional signage, extra water trucks across affected areas and the removal of excess gravel as required.”

“Council staff are monitoring the area and have been in constant contact with Albatross employees to notify them of the works plan and ask for caution when using this section of the road.”

Mayor, Joanna Gash said Council was currently developing the project design documentation in preparation of the pavement reconstruction.

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