THE Naracoorte Lucindale Council has been reconstructing a section of Old Caves Rd.
The final asphalt seal will be laid when the weather is warmer, in the meantime a primer seal has been placed on the road surface to protect it during winter.
This section of the road was constructed by council staff using laser guided technology on a grader, producing an excellent level smooth surface.
The section from Pinkerton Rd to Arthur St is planned for reconstruction between 2015-2017.
Council allocated $310,000 in the 2013-14 budget to upgrade a portion of Old Caves Rd.
Stage one was the section just south of Pinkerton Rd to approximately Pistol Club Rd - 2km in length.
The intersection with Pinkerton Rd has been excluded as this has been identified for a separate upgrade in future years.
The upgrade included:
- 8m wide pavement with a 6.2m wide bitumen seal and 0.9m wide shoulders.
- Raising pavement and improving cross fall.
- Reshaping longitudinal drainage.
- The removal of adjacent vegetation where necessary and clearing.