Porirua roadsealing programme

Porirua roadsealing programme

Porirua City Council maintains around 251km of roading network through an annual resurfacing programme and on-going maintenance.

The following roads, or sections of them, have been programmed for reseal in this year’s programme, which is due to get underway later this month. All roads listed below will be chip sealed, as per Council policy, to improve the life and value for money of our roads.  

Residents of the streets being resealed will receive notice five days before work begins. Please note timeframes may be weather affected. 

2019/20 Porirua City resealing programme

Ascot Park • Stipulate Place 28 February 2020
Cannons Creek • Bedford Street
• Calliope Crescent
27 February 2020
27 February 2020
Elsdon • Awarua Street Dig outs chipsealed
Pauatahanui • Belmont Road TBC
Pukerua Bay • Toenga Road 3 March 2020
Titahi Bay • Jillett Street
• Morere Street
• Te Puke Street
• John Street
• Gloaming Hill
• Whanake Street
• Wright Street
• Pikarere Street
• Richard Street
Completed
TBC
27 February 2020
Completed
Completed
Completed
Completed
Completed
Completed
Whitby • Cannon Lane
• Keel Place
• Spy Glass Lane
• Staysail Place
• Shackle lane
• Barque Crescent East
• Picket Boat Lane
• Albatross Close (2nd coat)
28 February 2020
28 February 2020
2 March 2020
28 February 2020
2 March 2020
2 March 2020
2 March 2020
TBC
Rānui • Ernest St Chipseal repairs completed

Our roadsealing programme

Porirua’s annual resealing programme looks to optimise the life of the city’s roading network through cost effective, value for money, maintenance.

The programme is an integral part of the city’s asset management strategy. It is developed from the city’s 30-year forward works programme, which is prioritised through an annual condition rating of the entire network; looking at its age, defects, maintenance costs and future maintenance risks.

Chip seal vs Asphalt

Chip seal is considered the best option in most reseal situations in terms of efficiency and function and it is the preferred option in most developed countries.

Asphalt surfacing is preferred in high-stress areas such as sharp turns, busy intersections and steep grades.

It is important to note that asphalt surfacing is six times more expensive than chip seal but does not give six times the life. It is also more expensive to maintain.

Chip seal consists of a membrane layer of bituminous material followed by stone chip. There are numerous types of chip seal and individual designs to determine the right one to use are done for every road section.  The design takes into consideration the current roughness of surface, the volume of average annual daily traffic and likely stress to ensure the final chip seal design used delivers sufficient waterproofing and skid resistance. 

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