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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 03 Hansard (Thursday, 22 March 2018) . . Page.. 1008 ..

(1) How are roads in the ACT selected and prioritised for resurfacing, including criteria for selection, timeframes for completion and determining which road resurfacing method is appropriate.

(2) Which roads in Ainslie have been resurfaced since 1 July 2017 to date including (a) what work was carried out, (b) the dates the work was carried out and (c) the cost of the each project.

(3) What cumulative length of road in Ainslie has been resurfaced since 1 July 2017 to date.

(4) Can the Minister provide a cost breakdown of the resurfacing works in Ainslie from 1 July 2017 to date, including the cost for each project by (a) materials, (b) equipment, (c) contractor costs and (d) any other relevant categories of cost.

(5) Are all contracts for road resurfacing works put out to tender; if not, why not.

(6) For all contracts not put out to tender, how are those contractors chosen.

(7) Which contractors were engaged to undertake these resurfacing works, including the (a) contract number, (b) contract title and (c) value of contract.

(8) Why were the stretches of road in Ainslie identified in part (2) chosen for resurfacing.

(9) Were any of the resurfacing works identified in part (2) the result of requests from the Fix My Street portal; if so, which ones.

(10) How many Fix My Street requests for road maintenance in Ainslie were received during (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c) 2017-18 to date.

(11) Does the Government conduct consultation or letterbox drops to inform residents that nearby roads will be resurfaced; if not, why not and what other forms of consultation are undertaken.

Ms Fitzharris: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) For the arterial road network:

Every year one third of the arterial road network is mechanically surveyed. Condition data on skid resistance, cracking, roughness, rutting is collected.

A computer based pavement management system is used to plan resurfacing that uses the condition data and optimises the outcome of the available maintenance funding.

For the municipal network:

Each road in the municipal network is inspected visually once in three years in a separate program. Sites are prioritised for resurfacing in the following year depending on pavement condition and traffic volume.

In relation to treatment selection:

In developing the resurfacing program, various surfacing treatment types are considered for each site, carefully evaluating their suitability and cost effectiveness.

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