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25 September 2016

A Canberra Liberals Government will provide an extra $3 million for better quality road resurfacing across Canberra and will increase the use of the smoother hot mix asphalt and better quality chip seal. Our approach will lead to safer roads across the ACT, Shadow Minister for Transport Alistair Coe said today.

“A core role of local government is to keep our roads in good repair, but unfortunately under ACT Labor, road resurfacing targets are rarely met and many of Canberra’s roads remain substandard, with pot holes and uneven surfaces,” Mr Coe said.

“A further problem is that the cheaper chip seal is often used which can cause damage to cars through loose stones while it also increases traffic noise.

“The Canberra Liberals will commit and extra $1 million per year for 3 years to increase the use of the quieter and smoother road resurfacing materials on ACT roads. This funding is in addition to the government’s additional $6.9 million, already in the current budget.

“The Canberra Liberals will strive to use hot mix asphalt where possible, and will make sure our roads are kept up to the standard that Canberrans expect and pay for,” Mr Coe concluded.

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