THERE were suspicions that a section of Eglinton Road would need to be resurfaced and now Bathurst Regional Council has an answer.
An approximately 700-metre stretch of Eglinton Road, which was only resurfaced around five weeks ago, will be getting a new surface in November.
And to avoid the issue occurring again, it will be done with hot mix asphalt.
Councillors Warren Aubin and Ian North used the words "terrible" and "crap" to describe the resurfacing job days after it happened, saying the work needed to be re-done using a more suitable material.
At Wednesday's council meeting, Cr Aubin asked why line marking had been done over the top of the poor surface when it clearly needed more work.
Council's director of Engineering Services, Darren Sturgiss, then confirmed that crews would return to correct the issues, but not until November.
"We've been working with the contractor that has done that work for us and the intention is that later on this year we will reallocate some funding for asphalt and concrete to be placed over the top of that road for an appropriately negotiated price with the contractor," he said.
The lines were added to ensure safety until the roadworks could be carried out.
Speaking to the Western Advocate on Thursday, Cr Aubin said he was pleased the work would be corrected, but said it shouldn't have needed to be done at all.
"Council contracts these people to build the roads. We should be getting value for money when we're paying for these roads to be resurfaced," Cr Aubin said.
He added that it wasn't fair to motorists to have to sit in traffic again while the original job is corrected, but said that the kind of material being used should mean that the work is less disruptive.
Moving forward, he said council should learn from this situation and make sure hot mix is used on all arterial roads subject to heavy traffic.
Eglinton Road sees more than 12,000 traffic movements a day alone, based on data collected near the tennis centre in 2014 .
"It is one of the busiest arterial roads in Bathurst and it needs to be to a standard that accepts the type of traffic that is on it," Cr Aubin said.
"Now that Eglinton has grown a lot, the Riverview area has grown, people come down from Windradyne, it gets a hell of a lot more use than it did five years ago."
Cr Aubin said he didn't want to see anymore situations where roads had to be resurfaced more than once, particularly after a previous debacle on Eglinton Road.
A section of the busy road in front of Scots All Saints College had to be resurfaced in 2016 after the first attempt, and the second, were botched.