Council ‘nursing’ disgraceful road intersections
THE COST of repairing a "disgraceful" road intersection in Maclean should be known by next month.
At the Tuesday's Clarence Valley Council corporate governance and works committee meeting Cr Jim Simmons moved to include the costings for repairs to the intersections of Cameron and Jubilee streets and Jubilee St and Hillcrest Rd to come to the April council meeting.
Last month Cr Simmons promised to vote against every works report presented to council until something was done to repair these sections of road which he branded a disgrace.
Cr Simmons also requested the council settle who was responsible for the roads.
The council's director of corporate governance and works, Troy Anderson, confirmed the section of road was a council road, but said there would be impacts on its use from the highway upgrade.
He said the council was attempting to "nurse" the intersections through the highway construction period because any repairs of the intersections would be wrecked by increased heavy vehicle traffic.
He also confirmed the council had repaired sections of the roads between the intersections.
"The actual bitumen reseal would not fix the main issue," he said. "It was done to protect the road surface, it would not fix the corrugations."
The Mayor, Richie Williamson, said he would support Cr Simmons' amendment "momentarily".
"I'm happy to see the cost estimates for this," Cr Williamson said. "Unfortunately the wish list of things to be done outweighs the available funds."
Should Clarence Valley Council fix the intersection of Cameron and Jubilee streets in Maclean?
This poll ended on 07 March 2016.
Yes! The state of this road is a disgrace and a lot of residents use it daily.
No! What a waste of resources considering the intersection is not part of the highway upgrade plan.
This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.