Road to get a plastic finish


In the mix: Cr Lisa Dixon and mayor Cr Despi O’Connor with shire project manager Aidan Gallagher at Bentons Road, Moorooduc. Picture: Supplied

THE third and final stage of the Bentons Road upgrade at Moorooduc – one of the Mornington Peninsula’s busiest east-west roads – will be completed soon.

The final stage is designed to improve the section from Moorooduc Highway to Derril Road and follows the widening of Loders Road, and construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Bentons and Derril roads.

Mornington Peninsula Shire is doing the work as part of the federal government’s Roads to Recovery program.

Stage three will include widening the existing road, laying new, and upgrading existing, drains, installing crash barriers and upgrading the intersection of Gorman, Rickards and Bentons roads.

The 1.6 kilometre stretch of Bentons Road will be topped with 1450 tonnes of the synthetic road covering PlastiPhalt, which is made from recycled waste plastic.

The five tonnes of plastic waste – or 1.8 million plastic packages –would otherwise have gone to landfill.

First published in the Mornington News – 26 January 2021


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