Richmond Hill Rd Upgrade Reflects Commitment To Safety

Lismore City Council Road crews are currently working on a 560-metre stretch of road between Roy Place and Laihaina Crescent, as part of Council’s ongoing commitment to improving the safety of Lismore’s local roads.

The Richmond Hill Road upgrade commenced in September 2023 and has already delivered a 1.8km stretch of reconstructed road enhancing both safety and the life of the asset.

Lismore City Mayor Steve Krieg said the final stage of the Richmond Hill Road reconstruction will extend from the end of the current stage to approximately 300 metres past the Laihaina Crescent intersection.

“This phase is in the final planning stages and will likely follow the same methodology and treatments as previous stages. Upon completion, the total length of reconstructed road will be 2.7km,” he said.

Work began to remove the current 560-metre stretch of old road surface in early June. This was followed by treating the lower sub-base pavement layer through in-situ stabilisation.

This process involves incorporating a binder to enhance the performance characteristics of the sub-base layer, enabling the existing material to be reused in the new pavement design.

Stabilisation uses a large reclaimer machine, which mixes the existing pavement material with the binder product to the required depth. This mixture is then compacted and shaped to the necessary geometry. Subsequently, a new base layer is laid and compacted to reach the finished surface height.

Also, as part of the project, Council have installed adjustments to adjoining driveways, which are included in the project as part of the roadworks.

This may also involve replacing pipe crossings and installing grates or concrete dish drains to manage stormwater.

Mayor Krieg said the Richmond Hill Road reconstruction efforts are specifically aimed at enhancing the road’s structural integrity, geometry, stormwater infrastructure and overall ride quality and acknowledged the challenges for regional councils in keeping pace with the investment required to maintain local road networks.

“Lismore City Council is responsible for maintaining 1215km of sealed and unsealed roads across our LGA. The continued investment required to deliver the sorts of reconstructions and repairs our community deserve would simply not be possible without the ongoing funding support from our State and Federal partners,” he said.

The work is jointly funded by the State Government’s Regional and Local Roads Repair Program and Fixing Local Roads Program, and by Lismore City Council.

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