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, 23 September 2023 subject to weather conditions and unforeseen delays:
Jet patching patching in Glen Innes Township, Maybole Road, Furracabad Road and Haymarket Road;
Maintenance grading on Loosemore's Road, Coopers Road, Piggery Road, Red Range Cemetery Road, Wycliffe Road, Morgan's Road and Hamel's Lane;
The drainage team will be working on Beaufort Road, Hamels Lane and Morilla Road;
The road construction team will be working on Bald Nob Road;
The bridge team are working on Yarrow Creek Bridge and Wentworth Street footbridge;
The Heavy Patching Crew will be at the Glen Innes Airport, Rose Valley Road and Wellington Vale Road; and
The Concrete Crew will be working on concrete footpath repairs, slab replacements and Grafton Street drainage.
Any reports of road conditions or requests for works need to be directed to the Council Infrastructure Customer Service Line (02) 6730 2371 or email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local Road Closures
Information regarding road closures will be updated on this page and on Glen Innes Severn Council Facebook page.
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 email@example.com 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.