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  • Current Road Project Updates July 22 2022

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    Fernside Bridge

    The side-track is still on schedule to be open to traffic by 29th July, pending weather. Additional pipes for higher creek flows have been installed as an added precaution.

    Canaiba Road

    Works will begin soon on an embankment slip at the shoulder of Canaiba Road, east of Pelican Creek.

    Orion Street

    Road closure Monday 25th – 29th July from Keen Street roundabout to Molesworth Street. Local Access Only from Dawson Street. Due to the slumping on Orion Street, geotechnical drilling will be undertaken to determine the depth of the slip plane and options for remediation. (Updated and postponed due to illness in the specialist contracting team)

    Koonorigan Road

    Works are commencing on making a temporary side-track over the slip at Koonorigan Road, suitable for local access. Funding approval has been received to heavy patch the seal on The Channon side of the slip. This work is currently being scheduled.

    Regional Roads - Damaged Sealed Roads

    Approval has been received for the proposed scope of work to heavy patch six sections of Nimbin Road. Heavy patching consists of cutting off high shoulders, box out soft spots, overlay gravel where required, stabilise (nominal 1.5% slag/lime), compact, trim and seal. The procurement of a specialist stabilising subcontractor is underway. Scope has also been approved for Blue Knob Road, Dunoon Road, Kyogle Road and Wyrallah Road (excluding the Wyrallah Village). Wyrallah Village will be the subject to a reconstruction as it is not suitable for heavy patching.

    Precinct 1 - Damaged Sealed Roads

    Heavy patching has been approved for Graham Road, Gundurimba Road, River Bank Road, Rous Road, Skyline Road and Tuckurimba Road.

    Wyrallah Road Landslips

    Geotechnical drilling will take place under traffic control lane closures at 257 Wyrallah Road and 896 Wyrallah Road at the end of July.

    Johnston Road (Clunes)

    Geotechnical works will take place on the week of the 1st of August. This road, currently accessible to locals, will be fully closed during the works.

    Repentance Creek Road

    No further road closures. Due to delays in getting asphalt contractors, a sacrificial seal has been placed on the road surface for the safety of motorists. Works are expected to be fully completed by the end of July. Please drive with care.

    The Channon Road

    Geotechnical investigations have been completed for the slip behind the guardrail. Works will commence once the design of proposed embankment reconstruction is finalised. The scope of works required to heavy patch flood damaged sections of the road has now been approved, with works to commence in the coming weeks.

    The Channon Road (Robertson Bridge)

    Remediation works of the abutments is underway. Traffic control will be present, and motorists are advised to drive carefully.

    Pinchin Road Embankment failure

    Embankment reconstruction works are substantially complete. Pavement repair to commence shortly. Funding approval has been received to heavy patch four sections on Pinchin Road. Scheduling and advance planning of this work is underway.

    Keerrong Road

    Bridge construction works and heavy patching of sealed road is underway. Landslip repair, drainage reconstruction and gravel road resheeting is planned to commence in August.

    Tuntable Creek Road

    Investigation works north of Rose Road are underway to establish the feasibility of a side-track to facilitate local access to Nimbin. Geotechnical investigations are complete for all slips. Undergoing instrument monitoring to determine the remediation of the site.

    Funding approval has been received to heavy patch four sections on Tuntable Creek Road. Scheduling and advance planning of this work is underway.

    Duncan Road- Corndale Road

    Works to heavy patch and stabilise damaged sections are now complete.

    Richmond Hill Road

    Embankment reconstruction works remain underway under traffic light control. Pavement works will start next week (subject to weather)

    Nimbin Road (slip north of Stony Chute)

    80% design drawings received and under review. Procurement of contractor proposed for this month.

    Stony Chute Road

    Geotechnical drilling has been completed. Inclinometers have been installed and will monitor ground movement over the next month prior to design commencing.

    Cawongla Road

    Geotechnical drilling is still underway.

    Mountain Top Road

    Geotechnical drilling is still underway.