The upgraded Bateup Road is safer, more functional and aesthetically more pleasing
February 2020: Re-sealing work is underway on Bateup Road
When a new road is built with a chip seal finish, it will go through a settling period for 12-24 months. After that settling time, it needs to be resealed.This involves:
- Pre-levelling to fill in the low spots with asphalt. These are the smooth black patches on the road.
- The asphalt patches need to be left to weather for around two months.
- After weathering, a final chipseal coat is layed.
When will the work be done?
• Service/utility lids and covers raised to match road surface levels: by mid-February
• Pre-levelling on the southern side of Bateup Road: by late February
• Some shape correction work on the north side of Bateup Road is yet to be scheduled.
• Re-sealing the road surface: This will be done in April and will take 3 to 5 days to complete.
There will be some disruption to road users over this time, but we'll do our best to keep two-way traffic flows open whenever possible.
Weather permitting, we aim to have all work complete by the end of April 2020.
Upgrade completed in September 2019
What did we do?
We widened the road and footpaths between Three Brothers Corner and the Wensley Road roundabout. This included the creation of a new dedicated shared pedestrian and cycle pathway.
We replaced an open roadside stormwater drain with underground pipes and installed two underground storage chambers to collect excess stormwater during heavy rain events.
We installed a new water pipe next to the stormwater drain. The pipe will be a future connection from the Richmond water treatment plant to a new planned reservoir.
We undergrounded the power-lines and installed new LED lights.
Why did we do it?
Growth in the Richmond West area has seen the creation of a number of new housing subdivisions, which means a lot more cars, cyclists and pedestrians are using Bateup Road. A new supermarket is also planned for this area, which will add to the already heavy traffic loads.
Widening the road has improved the flow of traffic, and created a dedicated shared cycle/walkway to make it a lot safer for all road users - pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.
At the same time we improved the road, we took the opportunity to upgrade the utilities along Bateup Road. Stormwater and water systems were improved and the power lines were undergrounded.
The combined outcome of all this work means Bateup Road is now safer, more functional and aesthetically more pleasing for everyone.
Maps, plans and designs
This map shows the area upgraded.
The upgrade ran the length of Bateup Road
Contact the Project manager, Graham Rimmer by phone on 03-543 8400 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.