Clarence Way roadworks – community update

Council has been undertaking a major upgrade of the Clarence Way for the full length between the local government boundary near Urbenville through to Woodenbong since mid 2021.
The project was made possible by $3 million in funding from the NSW Government and $2 million from the Australian Government, with Council contributing up to $2 million to allow the full length to be completed.
Construction works on site have currently been paused due to an issue identified with the final layer of pavement material. Council is working closely with its suppliers and contractors to verify the exact nature of the issue and the treatment required.
There have been delays to this process due to a number of factors including those normally associated with the end of year period, positive cases of Covid affecting key contractors required to complete the necessary testing and sampling, and of course the extended period of wet weather.
Council wishes to reassure the community that it remains focused on rectifying these issues as soon as possible so that the project can be completed as originally planned.
We also take this opportunity to thank the community for their patience and apologise for the extended delays in completing the project, and any inconvenience caused during this period.