Melting tar on Oxley highway fix water

Water to cool melting tar in heatwave

Water is being sprayed over the Oxley Highway to blast away excess bitumen and cool the road down after it began melting in the current heatwave conditions. The road began melting in December in 31C heat and is now melting even more as temperature soar higher. Save the Oxley campaigner Ken Healey says the lines of molten …

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Oxley Highway sand fix

Sand a short-term fix for melting tar

The recent over-application of sand on the Oxley Highway to fix slippery melting tar is a short-term fix that has outraged many riders. Since we published an article about the thick sand across the road, Roads and Maritime Services have been actively sweeping the road. However, Motorcycle Council of NSW chairman Steve Pearce says it …

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Oxley Highway sand fix

Sand used to treat melting Oxley Highway

Riders have been alarmed to find sand over a section of the Oxley Highway where hot weather has caused the asphalt to melt and become slippery. The Roads and Maritime Services was alerted to the problem last week and said they would inspect the surface this week. “Sand was placed on the Oxley Highway to …

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Melting tar on Oxley highway fix water

Melting Oxley Highway to be inspected

Parts of the famed and much-loved Oxley Highway are melting in recent heatwave conditions, prompting a departmental inspection to assess the dangers to motorcyclists. Local rider Ken Healey says on the Port Macquarie Road Riders Facebook page that the road 25km west of Gingers Creek not far past the 80km/h zone is melting in the heat. He …

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10 reasons you should ride to Save the Oxley temporary repairs resurfacing

Temporary Oxley Highway repairs ‘dangerous’

Temporary repairs to the famed and much-loved Oxley Highway mountain section are “dangerous”, according to local riders, but the road is set to be resurfaced “in coming months”. Local rider Ken Healey (pictured above) says on the Port Macquarie Road Riders Facebook page that the mountain is “in the worst state I have ever seen it”. …

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Oxley Highway Roads We Ride motorcycles travel road safety video

Oxley Highway features in Roads We Ride video

The famed Oxley Highway in central NSW is not only one of the most loved and ridden roads in Australia, but also one of the most filmed with the addition of this Roads We Ride video. The latest in the NSW government’s Roads We Ride YouTube videos features the highway which runs west from Wauchope to …

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Ripple strips on the Oxley highway

Riders challenge Oxley Highway ripple strips

Ripple strips on double white lines and edge lines on two sections of the Oxley Highway have been challenged by local riders as slippery, dangerous and “madness”. However, the Roads and Maritime Services says they will prevent drivers dangerously crossing on to the wrong side of the road and follow complaints raised by riders in November …

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Oxley Highway businesses event

Speed limit hits Oxley Highway businesses

Businesses on the Oxley Highway have been impacted since the speed limit on 44km of the eastern mountain section was cut from 100km/h to 80km/h in December 2017. Save the Oxley protestor Ken Healey says business is down and there were “not many bikes” around over Easter. “Groups are not coming as they use to,” …

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Oxley Highway hillclimb speed reductions RMS safety standard limits moto fest

‘Dictatorship’ cuts Oxley Highway speed

A “dictatorship” has cut the speed on 44km of the Oxley Highway from 100km/h to 80km/h with no negotiation, says a rider representative. Save the Oxley Campaign founder Ken Healey says he and various stakeholders were called to a meeting with NSW Roads Minister Melinda Pavey at noon today to discuss the changes. “Straight away …

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Tex and Bundy on the Save the Oxley ride - Motorcycle Friendly Town (Photo: Keoghs Vision Photography) reprieve - blitz battle

Riders to lose Oxley speed battle?

Riders seem set to lose their battle against speed reductions on the Oxley Highway with the mountain section to decrease as much as 20km/h. The details of the proposal have not yet been made public. However, the Roads and Maritime Services told us their speed review along a 44km section of the Oxley Highway between Long …

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