A DATA collection survey to collate information on the condition of local and regional sealed road pavements was recently begun by Council.
The data collected includes a video capturing the actual condition of the road network, a roughness and ruts survey as well as data relating to the condition of road signs and lines on the road network.
Hawkesbury Council Director of Infrastructure Jeff Organ said the condition survey of Council’s road network that was recently carried out, was undertaken by a specialist contractor using their own vehicle and other equipment necessary to assess current condition.
“The actual survey was conducted over a four-week period with subsequent analysis of data currently being carried out,” Mr Organ said.
“Council has undertaken this type of survey on two previous occasions and the information obtained provides Council with factual data and trends to determine maintenance strategies and priorities to make best use of available road funding.
“The survey was conducted over the entire 720 kilometre sealed road network.”
Results from the survey will help the council plan future road works and ensure priority is given to repairs and rehabilitation based on the latest information and road conditions.
Council has recently undertaken a significant road repair campaign, repairing roads which were severely affected by recent flooding.