Over time roads experience gravel loss and re-gravelling is required to restore a suitable driving surface. A priority list of projects is maintained to keep within the available funding. Priorities are set based on the road's condition and consideration of safety and accessibility issues.
We are no longer allowed to put oil on gravel roads for dust suppression. People can do their own dust suppression, however this must be using substances approved by the Otago Regional Council. A permit from Clutha District Council is also required,
Residents can apply for a semi-permanent seal to be applied to a section of road. This requires meeting certain criteria and a priority list has been developed to help carry out this process.
- A semi-permanent seal applied a road lasts up to seven years, or longer, depending on traffic and weather effects. This dust suppressant has similar surface characteristics to a sealed road and will be maintained by Council for up to five years once complete. The width of the suppressant will be determined by the width of the road.
- If you meet the criteria, you are eligible for a 50% subsidy on 100 metre lengths, estimated costs are in the region of $8K - $10K. Prices will be updated before the start of each roading season.
- If you do not meet the criteria you can still get this suppression applied by paying the full amount.
For more information call Council on 0800 801 350 and ask for James Allison, Transportation Team Leader.
Download the application form to apply for a semi-permanent seal.