Roads, Bridges & Reserves

Kentish Council is responsible for the construction and maintenance of many roads, bridges, paths, parks and reserves in the district.

Kentish has 472km of sealed (55%) and unsealed roads.  Sealed roads are inspected regularly and independently assessed every four years so that regular maintenance and rebuilding programs can be scheduled.  Council has an annual grading and re-surfacing program for more than 200km of unsealed roads in the district. The district also has over 100 bridges which the council maintains.  

Whilst the Council conducts regular inspections of these community assets, the keen observations of the general public are invaluable to alert us of any unforseen problems.  Please report any issues directly to the Council officers on 03 6491 0200.

 Road Works

Bridle Track Road Improvements

Kentish Council has commenced works on Bridle Track Road to improve the road surface on a section of the Bridle Track from the Sheffield Road intersection for approximately 850 metres. Works will include widening the road pavement to accommodate improved table drainage. The pavement will also be strengthened and sealed to remove the existing surface potholes and road failures. It is expected the works will be completed by mid to late April.  Motorists should drive to the road conditions and obey all road signs.

Road Closures


Kellys Cage Road bridge over the Mersey River, Weegena – Contractors commenced work on Kellys Cage Road in December.  Works are expected to be complete by the end of February 2017.

Merseylea Road bridge over the Mersey River, Merseylea – A tender to replace the timber bridge as a dual lane concrete bridge has been awarded.  The bridge will be significantly stronger and slightly longer and higher than the lost bridge.  On site works have commenced and are likely to be completed in March 2017.

Beulah Road bridge over the Dasher River – A temporary span has been installed over the washout.  A tender has been awarded to construct a new concrete bridge that is approximately 50% longer, dual lane, 0.5m higher and significantly stronger.  Works to install the new bridge are expected to commence in March.  It will be necessary to remove the temporary bridge whilst the new bridge is being built.

Wilmot Road, Lower Wilmot – A short section of Wilmot Road is restricted to one lane only.  Survey and exploratory drilling work has been completed and a concept design prepared.  Further design work is occurring.  A construction program and means of project delivery is yet to be confirmed.


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