CAMPASPE Shire Council has thanked rural producers for assisting council in determining high usage gravel roads as this season’s harvest approaches.
Mayor Adrian Weston said it is important they ensure the gravel and earth road network that rural producers will utilise during harvest can cater for the heavy and high volumes of traffic expected.
“We recognise the importance of the harvest season to our producers and require specific roads in particular to accommodate the high usage demand over the harvest period,’’ he said.
Although council has a general understanding of road usage from previous years this can change.
Broad-acre producers were recently invited to comment on roads in preparation for the harvest season.
“Information was requested on what roads they are planning to use, how many truck movements and tonnes, and roughly at what time period this will be used during the harvest period,’’ Cr Weston said.
‘‘The information received has been invaluable in determining what works need to be done to ensure specific roads are ready for heavy use.’’
Grading works are now under way with the community consultation going a long way in ensuring key roads are targeted and ready for the harvest season ahead.