Roads

Roads Network

Council manages an extensive roads network.  The vast majority of our roads, 732 kilometres, are unsealed and there are 419 kilometres of sealed roads which includes 68 km Regional Roads (state road) and 10 km parking lane adjacent to highway.  There are 11 timber bridges and 77 concrete and other bridges throughout the Local Government Area.

State Roads and Highways

Members of the public are advised that information on the status of state roads and highways should be accessed via livetraffic.com

 

Council Works Program

The following works are scheduled in the period ending Friday 1 March 2024 subject to weather conditions and unforeseen delays:

• Jetpatching in Glen Innes Township and assisting with the heavy patching program;

• General Street Sweeping, Pothole Patching, Street Sweeping, weed and grass spraying and Roadside Slashing around the Glen Innes Township;

• Maintenance grading is scheduled for Costellos Road, Mt Slow Road, Aqua Park Road and across unsealed roads in the Deepwater village;

• The bridge team are working on Mann River Bridge on Mt Mitchell Road;

  • Drainage works continues at the Dumaresq Street Industrial Estate; and 

• The Heavy Patching Crew will be undertaking the heavy patching in the Glen Innes Township.

  • NSW Spray Seal (Contractor) will be undertaking bitumen resealing works in the Glen Innes Township, Shannon Vale Road, Pinkett Road, and Glen Legh Road.
  • Stabilcorp (Contractor) will be undertaking rehabilitation of Shannon Vale Road between the Beardy Weir and Deyrah Road intersection. 
  • Taylors Civil (Contractor) will be heavy patching on Emmaville Road.

Any reports of road conditions or requests for works need to be directed to the Council Infrastructure Customer Service Line (02) 6730 2371 or roads@gisc.nsw.gov.au

A reminder to residents that the Roads on Call Mobile Number is for afterhours emergency situations.

If you require any further information, please contact Council’s Department of Infrastructure Services on telephone 02 6730 2371 or email roads@gisc.nsw.gov.au.

Local Road Closures

Information regarding road closures will be updated on this page and on Glen Innes Severn Council Facebook page.   

Temporary Road Closure 

Bald Nob Road 

Bald Nob Road will be closed between Morven Road and the Gwydir Highway from Monday 29 May 2023 until 31 March 2024 to allow for construction crews to commence Stage 2 of the Bald Nob Upgrade.

Access agreements issued as part of the Stage 1 upgrade will still be applied and access will be grated to landholders and emergency services.

The full road closure will allow accelerated construction of the Bald Nob Road upgrade which commenced construction in early May 2023. The $5.6M project is jointly funded by the Australian Government through the Roads of Strategic Importance Program and the Glen Innes Severn Council, creating a safer, wider and stronger link between the New England and Gwydir Highways for residents and travellers alike. 

Please contact Council’s Infrastructure Services Customer Service on (02) 6730 2371 or email roads@gisc.nsw.gov.au for further information.

Temporary Road Closure

Mt Mitchell Road at Mann River 

From 9 January the Mt Mitchell Road will be closed at Mann River for the removal of the old timber bridge and the construction of the replacement concrete bridge.

 

The $1.4M project is funded by the Fixing Country Bridges Program and will be delivered by Council's Works Department and specialist contractors.  The new bridge will be higher, reducing the number of road closures due to flooding and will have wider lanes and re-aligned road approaches to increase user safety.

The project is expected to take ten months and due to the topographical constraints of the site, a full road closure for the duration of the project is the most appropriate option.   

Alternate access to the Mt Mitchell area east of the Mann River is via Glen Legh Road.

Please contact Council’s Infrastructure Services Customer Service on (02) 6730 2371 or email roads@gisc.nsw.gov.au for further information.

 

 

 

Roads and Bridges Updates

Bridge Closure - Furracabad Road

Council contracted certified bridge engineers to assess the bridge over the Furracabad Creek on Furracabad Road.

The timber structures were found to be in very poor condition and due to significant deterioration of substructure elements, it was recommended that the bridge be closed to vehicular traffic immediately. Council unfortunately has little choice but to comply with this recommendation due to public safety concerns, and kindly advises that the bridge will be closed with immediate effect.

Council regrets any inconvenience that these closures may cause, and thanks residents and motorists in advance for their co-operation.