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.
ROAD CONSTRUCTION PROJECT WELLINGTON VALE ROAD DELAYED
In light of the current COVID-19 situation, a primary focus for Council is for our staff to stay healthy and on the job, so that we can continue to perform important functions in the community. The Department of Infrastructure Services’ aim is for our outdoor works crews to avoid close contact with other staff and contractors outside of their small teams wherever possible.
Contractors who have been engaged to work with Council’s Road Construction Crew to undertake sealing works on Wellington Vale Road are based interstate, and it has been deemed an unnecessary risk for our crews to be exposed. In consideration of the above, the crew will be redeployed from the construction work site on Wellington Vale Road to undertake rural road re-sheeting projects in other areas.
The Wellington Vale Road construction site will be left in safe trafficable order, and works will recommence when conditions are suitable.
Council apologises for any inconvenience caused and should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the Department of Infrastructure Services on 6730 2371.
UPDATE - OLD GRAFTON ROAD
TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE ON POLHILL ROAD
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 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.
Roads & Bridges - Updates
BRIDGE CLOSURE - FURRACABAD ROAD
Council recently 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 recently 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.