Statement from Rural Roads Victoria

On display until 31 January 2021, 06:00 PM

“We’ve been monitoring the condition of Main Street in Rutherglen following reports of pavement bleeding in recent weeks.
It’s not unusual for hot weather to result in some bleeding of the road surface, causing the surface to become soft and sticky. This is more likely to occur on recently sealed roads and is unavoidable in extreme heat.

Main Street in Rutherglen was sealed early in 2019 and has previously performed well. It is likely that an increase in regional traffic combined with high temperatures resulted in the most recent bleeding event.

We have applied grit to the road on two occasions in the last week and expect the condition of the road to improve. We will continue to monitor the road and undertake repair works as required.”