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  21 June 2024 subject to weather conditions and unforeseen delays:

• Jetpatching in Glen Innes Township and Pinkett Road;

• General pothole patching, street sweeping and roadside slashing around the Glen Innes Township;

• The Roads Construction Crew will be working at Illparran Road and Jenkins Road;

• Maintenance grading is scheduled for Euroka Road, Grahams Valley Road, Homestead Road, Old Ben Lomond Road, Ingle Vale Road, Munsies Road, Morven Road, Yahna Road, Nine Mile Road, Bushy Park Road and Six Mile Road;

• Maintenance crew is line marking, vegetation control on bridge approaches and weed spraying;

• The bridge team are working on Mann River Bridge on Mt Mitchell Road under a full road closure;

• The Heavy Patching Crew will be undertaking the heavy patching on Pinkett 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

Wentworth Street Roundabout 

The Wentworth Street/Grey Street roundabout will be closed on Sunday 16 June from 7am to 4.30pm for removal of damaged pavement.  

The roundabout will then be closed again on Wednesday 19 June to Thursday 20 June for asphalt resurfacing works.  The asphalt works will be done at night to minimise the disruption to the community and businesses and will follow on from the Woolworths carpark re-surfacing works earlier in the week to take advantage of contractor availability.

Council asks that all motorists follow all signage and direction from works staff and thanks the community for their patience while this essential upgrade of this part of the Main Street is conducted.

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.

Temporary Road Closure 

Wentworth Street

The bridge over Rocky Ponds Creek in Wentworth Street Glen Innes between East Avenue and West Avenue will be closed from Wednesday 6 March 2024. 

This closure is so that Council can undertake the demolition of the old timber bridge structure and construction of the replacement concrete bridge.

This project and temporary road closure is expected to last for approximately five (5) months. 

 

 

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.

Temporary Bridge Closure 

Wentworth Street 

The bridge over Rocky Ponds Creek in Wentworth Street Glen Innes between East Avenue and West Avenue will be closed from Wednesday 6 March 2024. 

This closure is so that Council can undertake the demolition of the old timber bridge structure and construction of the replacement concrete bridge.

This project and temporary road closure is expected to last for approximately five (5) months.