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  • Flood Restoration - Roads & Bridges Update (Jan 2024)

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    ROADS & BRIDGES FLOOD RESTORATION PROJECT UPDATE

    Please note, several road and bridge projects progressing concurrently, below are updates for some projects progressing this month. Please check the 'Projects By Name' and select the road name for latest updates. Additionally, if there is a road you would like specific flood restoration updates on, please register your contact details via our notification list form.


    COMPLETED WORKS

    Geotechnical Investigations
    During the month our contractors closed single lanes for works on Orion Street, Skyline Road South, Tuntable Creek Road, and Zouch Road to perform geotechnical investigations. This involved using a drilling rig to understand subsurface conditions. We would like to thank residents for your patience and resilience during this time. All landslip geotechnical investigations have now been completed with the bridge investigations underway and expected to also be completed by the middle of February.

    Eltham Road
    Recently, funding was secured to install guardrail on Eltham Road. These works were completed late January with a road closure in place around the site. There was a road closure between Houghlahans and Humpty Back roads and we thank the community for their patience during the road closure.

    Quilty Road
    Works were recently completed on Quilty Road to repair pavement damage and replace a culvert to return the road to pre-existing conditions. Thank you to the residents for their patience and support during the works.


    Tuntable Creek Road
    As the safety threshold had been exceeded, a road closure was triggered for Tuntable Creek Road on Wednesday 17 January 2024 at the landslip site, between Rose Road and Beardow Road. The shut down was to ensure the safety of motorists and to allow for further monitoring. Geotechnical experts were on site the next day to inspect the site and determined it could be reopened. The road reopened Thursday morning 18 January 2024. The new signs installed in October 2023 assisted to reduce detour times allowing Council to notify residents of the closure before reaching the closed site.



    CURRENT WORKS

    Nimbin Road
    Works are continuing for Site 4km on Nimbin Road, after the successful completion and opening of Site 1Km. Recently work crews completed implementation and maintenance of the erosion control following the heavy rainfall. Placement of approximately 70% of the GWS (No Fines Concrete Blocks) on top of the pile cap and approximately 60m of drainage layer and selected fill behind the retaining wall were also recently completed.


    Guardrails Project
    During the past month our guardrails project has been underway, replacing or installing new guardrails. This is multisite works to repair traffic barriers at road sections damaged during the 2022 natural disaster. Generally, the sites are at road sections over creek crossings. Each work site will require traffic control and the repair will generally be completed within 2 days. Recently, the work crew worked on Eltham and Boatharbour Road. Other road closures will be updated as scheduled work on Live Traffic.


    Terania Creek – Bridge Updates
    The Terania Creek bridge project is underway for bridge 1, 2 and 3. The bridge approaches and guard rail footings completed for bridge 3. Commencement on bridge 2 is scheduled for early February.




    FUTURE WORKS

    Dorroughby Road
    The road closure for Dorroughby Road was unfortunately delayed until 12 February with expected competition approximately 26 February, subject to change pending weather conditions. Works will involve scaling of boulders and the clearing and reformation of a table drain to return the road to pre-existing conditions. Road closure will be required around the works zone with the section located approximately 500 meters from the Dorroughby Road/Corndale Road intersection, between 791 Corndale Road and 65 Dorroughby Road. Motorists will be notified of the closure via roadside signage and updated through www.livetraffic.com. Emergency services vehicles will be accommodated. Please adhere to all road closed signs and directions from any traffic controllers.


    Rogerson Road
    A culvert replacement is planned for late February 2024. These works will require a road closure for up to 10 weeks subject to weather and resources availability. The existing culvert was damaged in the February 2022 natural disaster and has funding approved for a replacement structure with concrete pipes.

    Newton Drive
    A number of minor up slope landslips and a single pipe culvert are scheduled to be repaired during February. Works will involve scaling of boulders and the clearing and reformation of a table drain to return the road to pre-existing condition. Works will be completed under traffic control and will have minimal impact on the residents in this area.

    Rosebank Road
    Rosebank road slip will have restoration works completed during February. The works involve reinstating the property access track and restoring the batter and table drain along the road edge. Works will be completed under traffic control and will have minimal impact on the residents in this area.

    Johnston Road
    Minor works on a damaged drainage culvert along Johnston Road will be completed in February. This will involve reinstating a rock blanket that was washed away in the February 22 Flood Event. Works will be completed under traffic control and will have minimal impact on the residents in this area.

    Leycester Road
    Council wishes to advise funding has now been secured to reinstate the road to a suitable standard to ensure the community are able to travel safely along this road. The works are schedule to occur July 2024, notwithstanding another disaster event and subject to weather conditions, resources, and contractor availability. During works traffic will be impacted as the works will be carried out under Traffic Control stop/go arrangement and a reduced speed limit. At times traffic users may experience long delays to allow construction of the new pavement. Access to property driveways may be impacted or restricted at times however will ensure property owners are notified prior to this occurring. Motorists will be notified of the upcoming roadworks with VMS boards and updated through www.livetraffic.com closer to construction commencement. Emergency services vehicles will be accommodated if required. Please adhere to all road signs and directions from any traffic controllers and ensure extra care is taken around workers on foot.


    Eureka Road, Graham Road & Haywood Lane
    The design plans have changed for Eureka Road, Graham Road, and Haywood Lane. These sites were originally scheduled for culvert replacement; however, funding has been successfully acquired to upgrade these locations from box culverts to bridges. Currently, design for the project works is in final stages with the bridges due to be delivered to Council late February. The works are to be scheduled after delivery, this is subject to change pending weather conditions, resources, and contractor availability. We apologise in advance for any disruptions you may experience while we carry out this essential work. These works will involve removing the existing infrastructure at each site and preparing the area for bridge construction. To minimise impact to residents and traffic flow during the construction work a temporary track will be established as a side road. The works will take approximately 6 weeks at each site.

  • Flood Restoration - Roads & Bridges Update (Dec 2023)

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    ROADS & BRIDGES FLOOD RESTORATION PROJECT UPDATE

    Please note, several road and bridge projects progressing concurrently, below are updates for some projects progressing this month. Please check the 'Projects By Name' and select the road name for latest updates. Additionally, if there is a road you would like specific flood restoration updates on, please register your contact details via our notification list form.


    COMPLETED WORKS

    Nimbin Road
    Works are now completed on the first stretch of Nimbin Road. The site is located approximately one kilometre from the Nimbin township heading towards Lismore and opened to the community on December 14, 2023. An official opening ceremony was held on Thursday, 21 December with local politicians and members of the local media attending to celebrate with Lismore City Council and Civil Mining and Construction (CMC) staff. This project was one of two significant landslips on this essential route that isolated the village in the immediate aftermath of the disaster. CMC were engaged to carry out the work to the significantly damaged roadway, which demanded thorough geotechnical assessments and a precisely engineered solution. The contractors also carried out pavement reconstruction, road reinstatement, installation of guardrail barriers, signage, guideposts, and line marking. These works were designed to stabilise the embankment with minimal environmental impact while allowing the road to be re-established to full width. The project took about nine months to complete and was delivered on time and on budget. LCC and CMC would like to thank the community for their patience during the works period and the positive feedback received since opening the road.

    Carabeen Place
    The works at Carabeen Place are now completed with the road reopening during December 2023. Thank you to the residents for your patience during the works period.


    CURRENT WORKS

    Quilty Road
    Following the February 2022 natural disaster, Quilty Road suffered extensive damage. Funding has now been secured to repair pavement damage and replace a culvert to return the road to pre-existing conditions. Council wishes to advise that upgrades on Quilty Road require a temporary road change. The works will involve closing the road for 1 week, 8 to 15 January 2024, from 7:00am to 5pm each day, subject to change pending weather conditions. The works zone is located approximately 2.5kms South of the Cawongla/Quilty Road intersection, between approximately 368 and 371 Quilty Road. Motorists will be notified of changes via roadside signage and updated through www.livetraffic.com. Emergency services vehicles will be accommodated. Please adhere to all road closed signs and directions from any traffic controllers.

  • Quilty Road - Road Closure (Dec 2023)

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    Please note: These works have been extended until Monday 22nd January 2024.



    Council wishes to advise that upgrades on Quilty Road require a temporary road change. The works will involve closing the road for 1 week, 8 to 15 January 2024, from 7:00am to 5pm each day, subject to change pending weather conditions.

    Road closure will be required around the works zone with the section located in the figure below. The works zone is located approximately 2.5kms South of the Cawongla/Quilty Road intersection, between approximately 368 and 371 Quilty Road.

    Motorists will be notified of changes via roadside signage and updated through www.livetraffic.com. Emergency services vehicles will be accommodated. Please adhere to all road closed signs and directions from any traffic controllers.

    What are the works?
    Following the February 2022 natural disaster, Quilty Road suffered extensive damage. Funding has now been secured to repair pavement damage and replace a culvert to return the road to pre-existing conditions.


    Further Information
    We apologise in advance for any disruptions you may experience while we carry out this essential work. Should you wish to contact us directly with any questions or comments, or register your contact details to receive updates, please call (02) 6625 0500 or email floodrecoveryroadsbridges@lismore.nsw.gov.au and include the title ‘Quilty Road – Dec 2023 Update.’

  • Flood Restoration - Roads & Bridges Update (Sept 2023)

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    ROADS & BRIDGES FLOOD RESTORATION PROJECT UPDATE

    Please note, several road and bridge projects progressing concurrently, below are updates for some projects progressing this month. Please check the 'Projects By Name' and select the road name for latest updates. Additionally, if there is a road you would like specific flood restoration updates on, please register your contact details via our notification list form.


    COMPLETED WORKS

    Bungabbee Road

    Recently the Bungabbee Road bridge approaches works were completed to repair damages from the 2022 natural disaster. The works involved re-construction of the damaged approaches and re-instatement of guard rails, drainage, and scour protection around abutments.


    Dudgeon Road Bridge

    Works were scheduled and completed last month to repair the flood damaged Bungabbee Road bridge approaches. The works involved re-construction of the damaged approaches and re-instatement of guard rails, drainage, and scour protection around abutments.


    Major Flood Recovery Works Map

    Our interactive map recently underwent upgrades to improve user experience and include other flood recovery departments. Water and wastewater along with Flood Restoration Building projects have now been implemented into the map and in the coming month the flood restoration buildings will all be included. The map assists the community with finding efficient, up-to-date information about restoration works.


    CURRENT WORKS

    Nimbin Road

    Works are continuing for the Nimbin Road landslips. Site Km1, located 1 Km from Nimbin has all the concrete works and piling complete with the installation of block wall in progress. This site is on schedule for the road to be fully open before Christmas. Site Km4, located 4 Km’s from Nimbin is currently undergoing construction of gabion walls, these are used for scour protection, which prevents soil from being washed away and helps strengthen the road. The site also has piling in progress with approximately 30% completed.


    Keerrong Road

    Works have commenced on Keerrong Road for excavation of slipped material and reconstruction of the road embankment. The works are scheduled for approximately 3 weeks, subject to weather, contractor, and material availability. A full road closure will be required around the works zone throughout the works period. A detour is available via Pinchin Road, motorists will be notified ahead of the closure via roadside signage, updated through www.livetraffic.com. Residents will have access to their properties via Pinchin Road and The Channon Road but will be unable to drive through the landslip work zone. Please adhere to all road closed signs and directions from any traffic controllers.


    Geotechnical Investigations

    The Lismore City Council (LCC), Flood Recovery – Roads and Bridges team recently secured interim funding for additional geotechnical investigations and survey to commence on several flood affected roads. Initial investigations took place in 2022 to inform the designers about the geological conditions and failure mechanism. This information was used to apply for funding to repair. Additional investigations are now required to inform the final design.

    Geotechnical drilling is a type of drilling that is performed as part of the construction process to assist with better understanding a site. Investigations involve collecting rock and soil samples to obtain data regarding surface and subsurface examination. These samples provide valuable insights into the physical properties of the site, enabling engineers to design and construct remediation works to deliver roads that are safer and more durable.

    Roads approved for investigations include Bice Road, Bishops Creek Road, Black Road, Blue Knob Road, Boyle Road, Cawongla Road, Cosy Camp Road, Cross Road, Gungas Road, Johnston Road, Koonorigan Road, Lillian Rock, Martin Road, Mountain Top Road, Oakey Creek Road, Orion Street, Rock Valley Road, Skyline Road, Stanger Road, Stony Chute Road, Terania Creek Road, The Channon Road, Tuntable Creek Road, Upper Tuntable Falls Road, Wallace Road, Whian Whian Road, Yeager Road and Zouch Road.


    Cawongla Road

    Significant changes to the traffic control measures at the Cawongla Road Landslide site, near Martin Road, were recently implemented. It was identified that the site was deemed unsafe due to technical issues with the traffic lights, including repeated battery charge depletion, and concerns about safety. Therefore, the traffic lights previously regulating traffic flow have been replaced with a “Give Way” sign and a “Stop” sign. This decision was prompted by multiple incidents of road users running the red lights, posing a serious safety hazard. The new signage system aims to simplify traffic management while mitigating potential hazards. All signage has been installed as per the amended traffic guidance scheme, and a comprehensive risk assessment was conducted before implementing these changes to ensure the safety of all individuals travelling through the site.

  • Geotechnical Investigations & Survey (Aug 2023)

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    Interim funding has been approved for geotechnical investigations and survey to commence on the roads identified below. This process will be taking place over the next 4 months.


    Commencing - 4th of September
    Bice Road, Black Road, Cawongla Road, Gungas Road, Koonorigan Road, Martin Road, Mountain Top Road, Orion Street and Yeager Road.


    Commencing - 18th of September

    Bishops Creek Road, Blue Knob Road, Boyle Road, Cawongla Road, Cosy Camp Road, Lillian Rock, Mountain Top Road, Oakey Creek Road, Rock Valley Road, Skyline Road, Stanger Road, Tuntable Creek Road, Upper Tuntable Falls Road and Zouch Road.


    Commencing - 16th of October

    Blue Knob Road, Cross Road, Johnston Road, Stony Chute Road, Terania Creek Road, The Channon Road, Tuntable Creek Road, Wallace Road and Whian Whian Road


    There will be some implications on traffic during this process, please adhere to all road signs and directions from any traffic controller. We apologise for any inconvenience. Further details will be provided once available.


    Further Information

    Should you wish to contact us directly with any questions or comments, or register your contact details to receive updates, please call (02) 6625 0500 or email floodrecoveryroadsbridges@lismore.nsw.gov.au and include the title ‘Geotechnical Investigations & Survey.’

  • Flood Restoration - Roads & Bridges Update (Dec 2023)

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    ROADS & BRIDGES FLOOD RESTORATION PROJECT UPDATE

    Please note, there are several road and bridge projects progressing concurrently. Below are updates of some projects progressing this month. Please check the 'Projects By Name' and select the road name for latest updates. Additionally, if there is a road you would like to secure specific updates on, please utilise the Q+A function of this page, or email council@lismore.nsw.gov.au


    CURRENT WORKS – SEALED & UNSEALED ROADS

    Jiggi Road

    Works have been completed on Jiggi Road to address immediate issues caused from the February and March 2022 floods. This has involved DGB20 overlay, pavement stabilisation, trimming and sealing of the road surface to repair flood damages. Further assessment is required and works will continue in 2023-24.

    Jiggi Road before and after images

    Ashlin Road

    Overlay and drainage works are now completed on Ashlin Road to repair damages caused from the February and March 2022 floods. Ashlin Road before and after images Leeson Road

    Overlay and drainage works are now completed on Leeson Road to repair damages caused from the February and March 2022 floods. Leeson Road before and after images

    Upper Tuntable Falls Road

    Repair work was recently carried out for Upper Tuntable Falls Road. Overlay and drainage works are now completed to restore damages caused from the February and March 2022 floods.

    Upper Tuntable Falls Road before and after images


    Wallace Road

    Wallace Road has recently undergone repair work up to the landslip. Overlay and drainage works are now completed to restore damages caused from the February and March 2022 floods.

    Wallace Road before and after images

    COMPLETED WORKS – EMERGENCY ROAD REPAIRS

    Tatham Road

    Works were completed on Tatham Road to remove and replace existing material from the road surface, grade and roll the road with a temporary seal over the new surface. A planned return is scheduled for 2023 to complete permanent works.

    Tatham Road before and after images

    Tucki Road

    Tucki Road works have removed and replaced existing material from the road surface, graded and rolled the road with a temporary seal over the new surface. A planned return is scheduled for 2023 to complete permanent works.

    Tucki Road before works image

    CURRENT WORKS – SEALED ROADS

    Riverbank Road

    Works are continuing for Riverbank Road to repair the issues caused from the February and March 2022 floods, restoration works have been performed on Riverbank Road. These involved overlay, stabilise, trim and seal road surface to repair flood damages.

    Riverbank Road before and after

    CURRENT WORKS – UNSEALED ROADS

    Corndale Road

    Corndale Road continues to undergo works to replace existing road surface, stabilise, trim and seal of existing road surface height to repair damages from the February and March 2022 floods.

    Corndale Road before and after images


    East Road

    Overlay and drainage works are currently being carried out on East Road to restore damages caused from the February and March 2022 floods.

    East Road before and after images


    Terania Creek Road

    Work is currently underway between The Channon and Lawler Road on Terania Creek Road due to a landslip after Lawler Road. Overlay and drainage work are underway to repair damages caused from the February and March 2022 floods.

    Terania Creek Road before and after images


    CURRENT WORKS – EMERGENCY ROAD REPAIRS

    Keerrong Road

    Works are continuing along Keerrong Road to overlay, stabilise, trim and seal road surface to repair damages from the February and March, 2022 floods.

    Keerrong Road works


    Tuntable Creek Road

    Remove and replace existing material from the road surface, grade and roll the road with a temporary seal over the new surface. A planned return is scheduled for 2023 to complete permanent works.

    Tuntable Creek Road works

    Leycester Road

    Remove and replace existing material from the road surface, grade and roll the road with a temporary seal over the new surface. With a planned return to complete permanent works in 2023.


    Leycester Road before works



    CURRENT WORKS – DRAINAGE WORKS

    Keerrong Road

    Drainage works are continuing for Keerrong Road these include desilt and reshape table drainage, while installing headwalls and pipe extensions as required to ensure water runoff from the road, to prevent future road damages from occurring.

    Keerrong Road works


    CURRENT WORKS – RESTORATION WORKS

    Tuntable Creek Road

    Restoration works are continuing along Tuntable Creek Road. Landslip repairs are currently underway through stabilisation works to allow rehabilitation of landslip and reinstatement of road and guardrail barrier.
    Embankment failure before restoration works


    The photos below outline the restoration effort including works performed by a 16-tonne hydraulic crawler mounted drill rig. This remote operated machine is designed for geotechnical site investigations and is drilling around 8m into the embankment.

    Restoration works


    FUTURE WORKS - SEALED ROADS

    Cawongla Road / Quilty Road

    All preliminary works on Cawongla Road are completed ready to commence works on the 3rd of January 2023. Quilty road has been graded and prepared for the detour route to commence on the 3rd of January 2023, vegetation trimming has been completed and drainage works have also been completed. These works have been completed with great cooperation for the public. For further information on the work, visit the Cawongla Road update
  • Flood Restoration - Roads & Bridges Update (5th Dec 2022)

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    ROAD PROJECT UPDATE

    Please note, there are several road and bridge projects progressing concurrently. Below are updates of some projects progressing this week.

    Please check the 'Projects By Name' and select the road name for latest updates. Additionally, if there is a road you would like to secure specific updates on, please utilise the Q+A function of this page, or email council@lismore.nsw.gov.au


    Sealed Pavements

    Nimbin Road
    Pavement works have been completed at Nimbin Road near the intersection of Shipway Road.

    Pavement works for Nimbin Road near Shipway Road intersection

    Riverbank Road

    Works have started at Riverbank Road to complete permanent pavement stabilisation works consisting of overlaying 150mm of DGB20 then mixing a conforming road pavement.

    Riverbank Road pavement stabilisation works

    Jiggi Road

    The team are continuing to undertake pavement repairs on various sections of Jiggi Road.Identified pavement repairs required on Jiggi Road


    Drainage Work

    Riverbank Road

    The following photos outline the completed drainage work for Riverbank Road.

    Completed Riverbank Road drainage works


    Emergency Temporary Pavement Repair

    Rock Valley Road / Cawongla Road

    Sections of temporary road pavement which have been identified and planned for return early next year.


    Pavement identified are requiring works for Rock Valley Road and Cawongla Road


    Tatham Road

    Sections of road pavement which have been temporarily with a planned return early next year


    Tatham Road temporary pavement identified are requiring works



    Unsealed Pavements

    The team have completed unsealed pavement works at Gordon Road, Parmenter Road, Savins Road, Houlden Road, Nightcap Range Road and Whian Whian Road.


    Unsealed pavements completed for Houlden Road, Gordon Road, Savins Road and Parmenter Road


    Culverts

    Cawongla Road

    Multiple culvert works are now complete along Cawongla Road. These include culverts near Larnook School with 1 x 900mm and 1 x 600mm culvert successfully replaced and material being stockpiled for replacement of a twin cell 1350mm culvert (culvert with deep depression within the roadway). These works will continue until Christmas, after which the road closure and replacement works can be undertaken. Additionally, material is being stockpiled for replacement of Twin cell 1800mm culvert at 169 Cawongla Road, these works will continue until Christmas, after which the road closure and replacement works can be undertaken. It is anticipated that the tree lopping within this area will be completed prior to Christmas.


    Quilty Road detour route works

    Currently works are being undertaken to upgrade Quilty Road to ensure adequate width of the gravel pavement for two lane traffic and to improve road pavement surface.


  • Cawongla Road - Updated Closure Dates

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    Following further community consultation, the culvert replacement works have been rescheduled to assist in reducing the closure period and maintain access for Larnook Public School during the school term. There will be one minor culvert replacement in November 2022. Access for road users will be maintained throughout works for this culvert, via a constructed side track.

    For the safety of motorists and due to the nature of works, a full 24hour hard road closure is required for both work sites during the January - February 2023 works period. Works are occurring concurrently at both sites.

    Site 1: One culvert replacement adjacent to 169 Cawongla Road, Cawongla approximately 1.25km south of the Quilty Road and Cawongla Road Intersection.

    Site 2: Three culvert replacements approximately 500m south of Larnook Public School, adjacent to 1224 Cawongla Road, Larnook. One culvert will be replaced in November 2022 (road access via constructed side-track), the following two in January 2023.

    Please review the road closure locations to determine whether accessing from Kyogle Road or Rock Valley Road is most appropriate for your property. Due to the nature of works, access through the work sites is not possible.

    Road closure is expected to be in place approximately 6 weeks during January - February 2023, subject to weather, material and contractor availability. After this time, road will open to single lane traffic while final stages of the works are completed. Council is proposing to complete the works under extended working hours to ensure the works are finalised as soon as possible. Additional works may include but not limited to extended hours on weekends.

    These works have been rescheduled following consultation with Larnook Public School to enable access for students, families, and staff of the school. Any changes affecting school access will be communicated from the school principal and relevant bus companies directly.

    Council has consulted with Richmond Waste; rubbish collection will be impacted. For collection service updates and information, Richmond Waste has provided their Operations Department number to contact directly – 02 6621 7431.

    Larnook RFS have a plan in place for service vehicles due to location of the station. Council will advise other emergency services. However, in the scenario emergency services are required please note the road closures on your call to assist, and consider if your closest hospital may be Nimbin, Kyogle or Lismore.

    What are the works?

    The roadworks comprises reconstruction of a total of four collapsed culvert lines. This includes the following work:

    • Clearing of vegetation and trees adjacent to the embankment failure
    • Excavation and removal of the existing road surface and embankment material
    • Reconstruction of arch culvert
    • Road embankment reconstruction at each culvert location
    • Road pavement reconstruction

    Tree clearing, temporary fencing and site establishment will commence from the first week in October, in preparation for the works to commence.

    These works are the commencement of flood remediation works for Cawongla Road. Funding is currently being reviewed for further pavement repairs. Temporary patching is currently being carried out for sections of Cawongla Road until further funding is approved by Resilience NSW. Additional works are also being reviewed for Martin Road, with updates to be shared shortly. We thank the community for their feedback.

    What do I need to do?

    Please commute through the detour at low speed, obey adjusted speed limits and directions from any traffic controllers, and drive carefully. Please also adhere to all road closed signs. We will ensure all driveways and farm gates that intersect the road match any changes to the road profile and are safe for property owners/residents. At times the roadworks may create dust, which will be managed by a water cart during work hours.

    Who should I contact with questions/concerns?

    We apologise in advance for the disruption and delays you may experience whilst we upgrade the road. We ask that commuters please plan extra travel time during the construction period, in particular the road closure period.

    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 ‘Cawongla Road’ in your correspondence.

    Additional FAQs

    Will there be works planned for Quilty Road?

    Two weeks of remediation works will be carried out on Quilty Road prior to Cawongla closure occurring. This includes:

    Shoulders widened to allow passing vehicles

    Pothole patching with gravel overlay to improve driving conditions

    Landslip damage has been cleared, with gravel road graded

    Repair of damaged culverts

    Vegetation management, cutting back the vegetation at the sides of the road to allow more space for vehicles

    *Please note, that not all traffic will be diverted via Quilty Road. Just motorists accessing properties between the two work sites.

    Landslip and current conditions on Martin Road

    Council are currently prioritising projects in regards to public safety, with consideration for minimising further damage and maintaining access between communities.

    Martin Road is known to Council and works are being reviewed. The high priority is on Cawongla Road for now, due to the collapsed culverts posing future risk to a number of road users.

    Cawongla Road Closure Period

    This work is expected to take six weeks, estimated to start first week of January, and carry on through to February. Start dates will be advertised closer to the time, pending weather, contractor and material availability. Six weeks has been advertised as the designated closure period, which takes into account additional time for unforeseen delays.

    Due to old culverts needing to be removed and replaced, it is estimated earthworks to complete this task will require a potential 8+ metre excavation, resulting in a worksite inaccessible for motorists. A number of road access options have been considered, and will continue to be reviewed as works progress.

    Community Consultation

    Council has met and will continue to communicate with Larnook Public School and Larnook RFS representatives to ensure community needs are considered for these works. Additionally, to be emailed direct updates, you can register your contact details with Council.

    Plans to manage the closure period are still being finalised with Larnook Public School, this includes the bus services. Direct communication will come from the school for families, students and staff when the plan is finalised.

    Updated mail out to residents was sent October 14 to 200+ addresses. The letter was an early indication of the closure, and plan of works. Further more specific information will be shared closer to the closure date. Additionally, this early notice was also shared with a number of local businesses, Kyogle Council and emergency, transport and postal services.