Orion Street Slumping - Road Closure 18 - 22 July 2022

Slumping of the road embankment on Orion Street has worsened since the February and March 2022 flooding events. Minor works have since been undertaken to seal the tension cracks and ensure safe passage for vehicles.

Orion Street will now undergo works to remediate the damage. Geotechnical drilling to determine the depth of the slip plane and options for remediation will be undertaken the week starting 18th July, for minimum 1 week pending the ground conditions.

To ensure access for necessary equipment and works in this section, a full road 24-hour road closure is required from Monday 18th July until Friday 22nd July 2022 (subject to weather and ground conditions).

Local access only will be available for Orion Street from Dawson Street. The road will be closed from Molesworth Street to Dawson Street, with detour via Conway Street.

Signage of the Orion Street closure will be in place to notify motorists and updated through northernrivers.myroadinfo.com.au. Motorists are recommended to use the roads over Fawcett Bridge to access the CBD and surrounds from North Lismore.

Scheduling of the Orion Street works were planned for the school holiday period. Unfortunately due to the ground conditions following recent wet weather and subsequent availability of specialist drilling contractors, this work was unable to go ahead as planned. To ensure geotechnical drilling and installation of instrumentation to monitor the slump is completed, these works cannot wait for the next school holiday period.

We are looking forward to providing a long term solution to the Orion Street slumping, and appreciate the patience of our community.

Further updates will be shared via this online article: https://yoursay.lismore.nsw.gov.au/maintaining-our-roads-and-bridges

Additionally, to receive updates directly please contact Lismore City Council via email council@lismore.nsw.gov.au or call (02) 6625 0500 to register your details and feedback. Please reference ‘Orion Street Closure’ in your correspondence.

Categories: Orion Street
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