Cost Savings Enable Expansion of Road Resurfacing Project
More than four additional miles of roads will be resurfaced in the City of Melbourne this year due to substantial cost savings in the annual road maintenance program.
City engineers originally planned to mill and resurface 18.43 miles of roads within the City of Melbourne in 2016. However, cost savings has allowed staff to expand the project to 23.25 miles.
Milling and resurfacing began on September 12 in the north end of Melbourne. Crews have been working southward through the city and have already finished resurfacing more than 3 miles of roads.
Recognizing that it is far less expensive to maintain roads through resurfacing than to rebuild them, the Melbourne City Council has dedicated a portion of the millage rate to road resurfacing projects for the past three years and voted to continue this practice in Fiscal Year 2016-2017.