Delays expected during Somerset road surveys

MOTORISTS travelling through the Somerset region may experience some delays while a specialist vehicle surveys the region's road network.

Somerset Regional Council will use a special road network vehicle throughout the next two months that will collect data about council's 800km bitumen sealed road network.

The vehicle contains laser measuring equipment designed to provide council with data about bitumen road roughness, texture and surface defects.

Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann said some delays could be experienced while the surveys were carried out.

"The data collected will be invaluable and help provide advance warning to council of road segments in danger of pavement failure and crocodile cracking similar to that being seen currently on state-maintained roads," Cr Lehmann said.



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