Annual Road Resealing

Council contractors will undertake bitumen resealing works around the Armidale Region on a number of rural and urban roads beginning on 8 January 2020 for approximately one month. Some short delays may be experienced on the following streets and roads. Delays of up to 30 minutes may be encountered. Effected residents will receive a letter in their mail box with further detail.

Road resealing in Armidale

Road resealing is an important part of the maintenance of Armidale’s roads and is utilised to seal small cracks and imperfections, improve skid resistance as well as waterproof, protect and extend the life of the underlying road pavement.

Road resealing is the process of spraying bitumen onto a road pavement and then rolling a layer of uniformly sized stones to create a new surface.

Why has my street been resealed?

The resealing of your street is like painting your house. It protects and extends the life of the road, while making it safe to use.

As the upper layers of road pavement are exposed to weather and wear from traffic the surface deteriorates and small cracks form in the surface. These small cracks can allow water to penetrate the lower levels of the road surface and if left untreated potholes can result.

The life of a reseal depends upon the underlying base and the traffic volumes using the roads. On higher volume roads, the life of a reseal is typically between 10 and 15 years. On suburban streets with lower traffic pressures, life expectancy of the reseal is far greater.

 Why was my street resealed instead of having an asphalt surface?

The majority of streets and car parking areas, in the CBD, have an asphalt surface. It provides a very smooth surface to reduce noise, damage due to screwing action of tyres and a smooth surface for shopping trolleys and pedestrians. It is more expensive than resealing so is limited to high pedestrian and vehicle traffic areas. Resealing works cost between 20% to 35% of the cost of resurfacing a street with an asphalt surface. Resealing ensures the maximum percentage of Armidale’s residential streets are resurfaced every year. This improves road safety and extends the life of a greater proportion of the road network each year.

 What to expect after your street has been resealed

On the day of your street’s resealing you will see signs warning of loose stones and possible windscreen damage. Please reduce your speed when travelling on the new surface.

A street sweeper will remove loose stones off your street.

Any line-marking that was on your street will be reinstated after the resealing.

Armidale Rural
Boorolong Road 100m from Red Gum Lane toRed Gum Lane
DANGARSLEIGH  ROAD Eichorn Road toEdwards Lane
DANGARSLEIGH  ROAD Gainsborough Road to Eichorn Road
PUDDLEDOCK  ROAD New England Highway toTilbuster Ponds
Platform Road Final seal on new section
Guyra Rural  
Boorolong Road Final seal on new section
Lagoon Road Final seal on new section
Old Armidale Rd  
Old Armidale Rd  
Armidale Urban  
Mann Street Dangar to Jessie
Rockvale Road Erskine toRichardson
Rockvale Road Gordon to Apple Tree Hill
Perrott Street Lynches to Caroline
Gordon Street Rockvale to Arundel
Markham Street Barney to Rusden
Mann Street Barry to Miller
Niagara Street Beardy to Dumaresq
O'Dell Street Blake to Erskine
Dumaresq Street Butler to O'Dell
Erskine Street Campion to Crest
Erskine Street Crest to Ashtree
Gordon Street  Curtis toGlen Innes Road
O'Dell Street Donnelly to Trim
Beardy Street Douglas to Taylor
Brown Street Faulkner to Dangar
Clarks Road Geography to UNE Ring Road
Mann Street Miller to Hillier's 
Canambe Street Mossman to Mann
Queen Elizabeth Drive Niagara to Golgotha
Erskine Street Oaktree to O'Dell
Lynches Street O'Connor to Centura
O'Connor Road Ross to Elliot
Markham Street Short to Lynches
Canambe Street Simmons to Dumaresq
Gordon Street Wendo to Maree
Guyra Urban  
Stevenson St From Manse St To Elm St
Mckie Pkwy From Nincoola St To Baldersleigh Rd
Oban St From Ollera St To City Boundary
Sole St From Prisk St To Abercrombie St
Mckie Pkwy From White St To Nincoola St
Abercrombie St From Wirunna St To Yarrawonda St
Abercrombie St From Yarrawonda St To O'Donnell Av
Bridge Approaches
Rockvale Road bridge approaches at Wollomombi River
Rockvale Road bridge approaches at Boundary Creek
Boorolong Road bridge approaches to new Abington Creek bridge
Main Roads
Bundarra Rd Reseal - Miller to Brickfield Street
Bundarra Rd Reseal - Moore Park Road to New England Highway
Bundarra Rd Reseal - Martins Gully to Moore Park Road
Cemetery Carpark