Works resume on Forestry Corporation's upgrade of Snowy sealed roads

Work to upgrade more than 100 kilometres of sealed road network around Tumut and Tumbarumba is nearer to completion as Forestry Corporation of NSW resumed work for the final year of a $4 million maintenance and resealing program this week.

Harvesting and Roading Manager Peter Stiles said there is over 100 kilometres of sealed roads within Forestry Corporation’s 8,000 km road network and ongoing maintenance and resealing is critical to the timber industry as well as the local community.

“There are approximately 2 million tonnes of heavy transport on the Forestry Corporation local road network each year. While keeping these roads in top condition is critical to the safety and effectiveness of Forestry Corporation’s operations, these roads also provide important access for people who live and work in the region,” said Mr Stiles.

“Our maintenance and resealing work means the community can commute along sealed roads, including Billapaloola Road, Brindabella Road, Wee-Jasper Road, Cockatoo Road, Green Hills Access Road and BroadLeaf Park Road.”

The program includes upgrades worth around $500,000 to some key roads owned by the Snowy Valleys Council and has provided job opportunities in the Tumut and Tumbarumba region.

The three-year program was prepared with the assistance of Geotrack Engineering and works have been outsourced to various civil contractors that specialize in heavy patching and resealing.

“We ask all contractors and members of the public who use Forestry Corporation’s sealed roads network to be mindful that we are resuming work on the maintenance and resealing program and adhere to any modified traffic requirements for everybody’s safety,” Mr Stiles said.

To find out more about Forestry Corporation, visit www.forestrycorporation.com.au

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