Roads update – 17 August 2022

Work has started on the construction of the new Curtis Dip Bridge on Duck Creek Road. This is the first of four new bridges that will be built on Duck Creek Road under the Fixing Country Bridges Program. Another three new bridges will be built on Capeen Creek Road in the same valley, with work on the first of those bridges expected to start next week.

Work in the new bridge on Bingeebeebra Road is expected to be finished this week, while work continues on new bridges on Lynches Creek Road and Campbells Road and the bridge to pipe conversion on Ferndale Road.

The completion of the new Cedar Point Bridge has been put back to mid-September while we wait for the bridge rail to be installed.

Works continue on construction jobs on Hootons Road, the Bruxner Highway at Mallanganee Range and Sextonville Road. The initial seal of Dyraaba Road (the first 2km from Dyraaba village) will start on Monday and will be ongoing for the next couple of months.

Pothole crews are working on Kyogle Road, Bruxner Highway, and Clarence Way.

Grading to repair flood damage is taking place on Mummulgum Creek Road, Farm Road, and Collins Creek Road. Drainage crews are working Williams Road, Barnes Road, Lions Road, Boomi Creek Road, Collins Creek Road, Iron Pot Creek Road, and Ryans Creek Road.

Vegetation control work is being undertaken on Clarence Way.

Council completed laying asphalt on a section of Anzac Drive yesterday and will lay asphalt at the intersection of Irwin Street and Kyogle Road today.

As announced last week, the Lions Road has re-opened to light traffic only. However, motorists have been warned to use extreme caution on the landslide-affected road, with traffic reduced to one lane at numerous locations.

Eight major landslips are affecting Lions Road, which has been closed since 1 July. While the landslips have been cleared from the roadway, they have not been repaired. Council has engaged Geotechnical consultants to survey the landslips and develop a remediation plan.