Road Resurfacing Program - 2023/2024

  • Project typeRoad Rehabilitation Program
  • Project scheduleAugust 2023 to April 2024

The Town of Cambridge manages a total of 190 kilometres of sealed roads and lanes (ROWs). 

The resurfacing program is initially based on the surface age of each section of pavement. In general, the resurfacing is initially scheduled at the following base intervals:

  • Lanes every 35 years
  • Access Roads every 30 years,
  • Local Distributor Roads every 25 years
  • District Distributor B Roads every 20 years
  • District Distributor A Roads every 15 years.

This scheduling is then adjusted for each section of road, depending on it's condition such as the extent of rutting, cracking and surface repairs required.

The total length of  Access Roads and Local Distributor roads is 144km, with an average of 4.35kmaimed for resurfacing. In practice, local access roads have required resurfacing at a seal age between 25 and 35 years. Sections of road that are close in proximity are often resurfaced concurrently.


2023 to 2024 Program

The following roads are listed for resurfacing this year:

  1. Shannon Street (Lifford Road to Glengariff Drive)
  2. Kirkdale Street (Grantham Street to Kinross, Kintyre & Crescent)
  3. Berkley Crescent (Kirkdale Street to The Boulevard)
  4. Caithness Road (West Lorne Street to Glamis Place)
  5. Hornsey Road (Cambridge Street to The Boulevard)
  6. Linden Gardens (Orrel Avenue to Grantham Street)
  7. Orrel Avenue (Birkdale Street to Hornsey Road)
  8. St Leonards Avenue (Ruislip Street to Clune Ave)

Asphalt shared Paths listed for resurfacing:

  1. Boscombe Ave (Tor Place to Finton Ave)
  2. The Boulevard (Caithness Road to Kirkdale Street)

These sections where last surfaced between the years of 1996 and 2003, these were identified as being either Poor or Very Poor during a visual assessment. The renewal of the roughly 25-year-old road service ensures the preservation of the unlaying pavement for a further 15–20-year period. 

Next Stage

The Town is finalising the construction drawings prior to issuing to civil contractors to schedule the work. This involves staging the works to minimise impacts on the community.    

What to Expect During The Works

Local residents will be notified of the works one-to-two weeks prior to commencement. Due to the nature of the work, it is expected that sections of the road will be left unsealed and open to traffic periodically, this will increase dust and noise in the immediate work area. It is an unavoidable consequence of the nature of this work. Measures will be in place to minimise the impact. Speed reductions and detours will be in place for the duration of the works.

Road Closures and Detours

Notifications of road closures, including times will be added to this page once the work schedule is confirmed. General resurfacing works will be completed within two to three days.