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


Council Works Program

Council would like to advise residents that the following works are scheduled in the period ending Friday, 17 February 2023 subject to weather conditions and unforeseen delays:

o Jet Patching in Glen Innes Township , Shannon Vale Road and Old Grafton Road;

o Road Construction on Emmaville Road;

o Maintenance Grading on Winters Road, Rileys Road and West Pandora Road as well as maintenance grading on the unsealed roads in the Glen Innes township;

o The Bridge team will be undertaking preparation for bridge construction at Yarrow Creek Bridge;

o The Heavy Patching crew will be at Old Grafton Road; and

o The concrete crew will be working on the shared pathway in Wilson Park and supporting Heavy Patching.

With lasting damages to the road network in the Glen Innes Severn Local Government Area (LGA) still noticeable from the rain events experienced last year our crews are still striving to make repairs to bring our road network back to pre-disaster conditions. Based on the outcome of pending grant funding applications Council will be able to repair a larger scope of roads in the coming months pending favourable weather conditions and resource availability.

Any reports of road conditions or requests for works need to be directed to the Council Infrastructure Customer Service line 6730 2371 or .

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

Local Road Closures

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

Edinburgh Street

Due to a significant groundwater spring, Edinburgh Street has been closed at the intersection of Ayr Street from Thursday, 28 April 2022 as conditions are unsafe.

The road will be closed to through traffic until repairs can be undertaken.

Old Glen Innes Road - Clarence Valley Council

We have been advised by Clarence Valley Council (CVC) that Old Glen Innes Road has been closed near Buccarumbi Bridge due to landslides.

The road will be closed to through traffic at this location until repairs have been undertaken by CVC.

Inquiries relating to access for through traffic should be directed to CVC on 02 6643 0200.

Updates and any changes for these works will be posted on Council’s Facebook page and website.

If you require any further information, please contact Council’s Department of Infrastructure Services on telephone 02 6730 2371.

Infrastructure emergencies outside of office hours should be directed to Council’s on call Roads & Drainage Team on 0409 817 242.


Roads and Bridges Updates

20T Load Restriction - Bald Nob Road

Council resolved that a 20 tonne gross load limit be applied to the section of Bald Nob Road between Morven Road and the Gwydir Highway. This load limit has been set at a level that aims to minimise the negative impact on local landholders. Local operators can apply to Council for an exemption that will be assessed on a case by case basis.

This route is of significant benefit to motorists, with the alternate option of remaining on the highway network requiring approximately 50 kilometres travel distance rather than 12 kilometres via Bald Nob Road. The road provides access to a small number of residences, and it is estimated that in excess of 90% of vehicle movements are of a regional rather than local nature. The route is gazetted for B-Double use and provides an important freight linkage between northern and eastern destinations.

The reasons for the implementation of this limit is to reduce the safety risks caused by the road conditions, and highlight the issue that Council cannot and should not fund this road that serves more as a state highway freight route than a local road. The decision to implement these limits was made unanimously by Councillors with full support from the Glen Innes Roads Consultative Committee. We are hopeful that new funding announced by the State Government will address this issue, and Council encourages the community to ‘make a noise’.

Although Council fully supports the ongoing use of the road as a regional link, it finds itself in a position whereby local ratepayers are faced with prohibitive upgrade and ongoing costs that cannot be met. Council intends to continue pursuing funding to bring this road to an acceptable standard, and at the same time campaigning for it to be added to the regional road network, funded by the State Government.

Landowners and transport companies who access local properties via Bald Nob Road and require a load limit exemption are asked to contact Council’s Department of Infrastructure Services on 02 6730 2371.

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.