Wollondilly Matters with Matthew Deeth: Roadworks are important to our residents

Wollondilly Matters with Matthew Deeth: Roadworks are important to our residents

If you've driven around Wollondilly recently, you may have noticed Council's crews out and about completing roadworks right across the Shire. Although they've had to adjust to safety measures such as working in smaller teams to keep themselves and the community safe, Covid-19 hasn't slowed them down when it comes to delivering our Capital Works program.

This financial year will see the biggest ever road maintenance repair upgrade program in Wollondilly. As our Shire grows, there will be more infrastructure to look after. Our future population will require an improved road network to cater for the increasing volumes of vehicles on our roads. Our backlog is coming down and will continue to do so, as this is a 10 year project.

Council's road budget is $17.9m for the 2020/21 financial year. This month we are already seeing works being done on some of our busiest roads, such as Remembrance Dr, Tahmoor, Avon Dam Road, Bargo, Silverdale Road, Silverdale and Argyle Street, Picton.

We have also been delivering drainage and shoulder works, road patching works, footpath maintenance and replacement as well as road maintenance at various locations around the Shire.

Our community have told us that roads are important to them and this is why we are making a significant investment to our road network. In fact, an additional road repair crew is currently being recruited to increase asphalt and pothole repairs across the 850km road network.

To see exactly what roadworks are scheduled in your area, check out the roadtracker on Council's website.

Matthew Deeth

Wollondilly Mayor