Road network inspection wraps up

Murray River Council have finalised the first stage of a laser profile data collection program across its road, footpath and bicycle path network.

The program will provide Council with a detailed picture of how the local road and path network is currently performing.

Carried out by specialist contractors Pavement Management Services (PMS), the program includes detailed video inspections and laser profile data which delivers condition and defect information.

Murray River Council mayor, Cr Chris Bilkey said the collected data will then be used to create a targeted maintenance and renewal program for Council’s transport network.

“This project will provide Council with detailed records of all road, footpath and bicycle path defects, conditions and ride quality.”

“This then enables us to target our funding and works programs on the areas of our network which are in critical need of attention.”

Data collection was undertaken across the LGA from February to August this year, with the data review, quality assessment and works programming now underway. 

“Our transport network is worth more than $700million and costs a lot to maintain.”

“This work will help us to invest ratepayer funds into the areas that need it the most, undertake maintenance at the right time to limit overall expense or to support road user safety,” Cr Bilkey said.