Council Works Program
Local Road Closures
Council determines local road closures and re-openings, in the event of emergencies and in response to changing seasonal conditions, in consultation with and guided by the expertise of relevant agencies and endeavours to communicate the most up-to-date information on local roads on Council’s website, Council’s Facebook page and through the local media.
Council aims to complete all works with minimal impact on residents and property owners. We regret any inconvenience that these works may cause and thank you for your understanding and co-operation. If you require any further information, please contact Council’s Department of Infrastructure Services on telephone 02 6730 2371.
Council manages an extensive roads network.
The vast majority of our roads, 758.3 kilometres, are unsealed and there are 377.38 kilometres of sealed roads which includes 67.6 km Regional Roads (state road) and 4.77 km parking lane adjacent to highway.
There are 52 timber bridges and 79 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
Roads & Bridges - Updates
Please be advised that works to construct a permanent bridge over the Mann River on Old Grafton Road are scheduled to commence from Wednesday, 14 October 2020. This project will be underway for at least six (6) months.
Exact timing for commencement of each section of work is unknown at this stage, however traffic delays should be expected at various stages of the project. Contractors Saunders Civilbuild are managing this project and their staff will be available on site to assist motorists.
We aim to complete these works with minimal impact on residents and property owners and please be assured that Council will accommodate any emergency situations where access is required. We regret any inconvenience that these works may cause and thank you for your understanding and co-operation.
If you require any further information, please contact Council’s Department of Infrastructure Services on telephone 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. Any enquiries in relation to this matter can be directed to Council’s Department of Infrastructure Services on 6730 2371.
LOAD LIMIT REDUCTION ON BRIDGE OVER MANN RIVER - SHANNON VALE ROAD
Council contracted certified bridge engineers to assess the bridge over the Mann River on Shannon Vale Road. Assessment of this structure has found that the main structural elements have undergone some decay and a 10T load restriction is recommended for the crossing. It has also been recommended that the existing 10km/h speed restriction should be maintained.
Council unfortunately has little choice but to comply with this recommendation due to public safety concerns, and kindly advises that a 10T load restriction will apply with immediate effect. Signage has been put in place to notify motorists of this change and Council is currently investigating options for the rehabilitation of this bridge.