Resealing Your Road

Resurfacing or resealing roads is part of Council’s asset preservation program designed to improve and restore the road pavement. Prior to the sealing Council and contractors carry out maintenance activities to assist with the longevity of the treatment, such as kerb and gutter repairs, asphalt patching, crack sealing and removal of weeds from gutters.

A road is made up of three layers: the surface, pavement and formation or subgrade. The surface of the road is the layer you travel on that declines over time, being exposed to and impacted by a number of elements. Each year a number of local roads require resealing to preserve the lower foundations and extend their useful lifespan by approximately 15 years.

Road resealing happens when the road pavement is in good condition, but the surface has deteriorated to a point where it requires intervention. It generally involves spraying hot bitumen over the existing surface, quickly tipping a layer of stone on top and rolling the stone into the bitumen. While Council appreciates this can be temporarily inconvenient for residents, it is an asset preservation practice to prolong the lifespan of one of our most expensive and important assets - road pavements.

For enquiries about Council's resealing program, please call (02) 4974 2000.

 Download our Resealing Your Road brochure (pdf)

Frequently Asked Questions

My street looks okay as it is. Why is it being resurfaced?
How often is resurfacing done?
Why are some areas treated with asphalt and others with spray seal?
Why are there loose stones on my street?
Why is the new surface so rough?
Why use this type of surfacing?
Why are there black marks outside the driveways?
Why has my road changed colour?
This is inconvenient, why should I cooperate?
What were all the maintenance works prior to sealing?