Lake Macquarie City Council's works on Wyee Road thwarted by moisture, shade and low temperatures

MONITORING SITE: Council's Luke Ryan said the stretch of road was expected to dry out in coming days, which would allow work crews to resume work. Picture: David Stewart
MONITORING SITE: Council's Luke Ryan said the stretch of road was expected to dry out in coming days, which would allow work crews to resume work. Picture: David Stewart

EXCESSIVE moisture, shade and low temperatures have combined to create “unexpected issues” for Lake Macquarie City Council and its works on Wyee Road, in Morisset.

A 900-metre stretch of road next to Morisset Golf Club has been affected.

Works there started in April, but problems with the materials used in the road resurfacing have delayed the project.

Council’s CiviLake section manager Luke Ryan said unexpected issues with the materials used as part of the upgrade had affected traffic flow along one stretch of the works area this week.

“Council apologises to anyone affected by the traffic disruptions,” Mr Ryan said.

“Our crews have been monitoring the damaged road surface and we’re hopeful the site will continue to dry out in coming days, allowing work to progress.”

The unexpected issues were caused by excessive moisture in the road pavement, he said.

“Low temperatures and shade in the area also contributed to the issue throughout the week.”

The material and methods used in the roadworks were the same as those used across the city, he said.

Traffic control will remain in place and a temporary speed limit is being enforced while works continue. Crews are expected to finish the Wyee Road upgrade in early August, weather permitting.

Mr Ryan said the works formed part of council’s program of road maintenance and rehabilitation.

“These works will ensure safer driving conditions for motorists on these busy stretches of road,” Mr Ryan said.

“Council appreciates the co-operation and support of residents while the works are carried out.”

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