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  • Flood Restoration - Roads & Bridges Update (May 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.

    Environmental Rescue at Rogerson Road
    What happens when a handful of bats put a major flood restoration project on hold? When it came time to replace three large steel storm water drainage pipes with reinforced concrete pipes ones on Rogerson Road, McKees Hill, project coordinators discovered at least half a dozen micro bats had made a hole in one pipe, their home.

    Myotis Macropus: One of Australia’s most fascinating species because they’re the only bats in Australia to capture fish for food. They have large feet which they use to trawl for food near the water’s surface. Work crews had to play a waiting game until two juvenile bats were old enough to fly. But then the challenge was - how to catch the youngsters and offer them an alternative roosting venue. Eventually patience and thermal imaging cameras confirmed the two young bats took to the skies for the first time, just after sunset on 1st May.

    That night the hole was sealed, and a timber bat box installed as an alternative roost. Four bats settled into their new home but the remaining two had to be caught and housed in the box. Once the culvert work is complete it’s hoped all the bats, and their box will be relocated into the new concrete pipes.

    COMPLETED WORKS
    Crofton Road
    Road pavement restoration works on Crofton Road are on track to be completed by the end of May. Until then the road will remain open under traffic control to have minimal impact on residents, please allow extra time for delays.


    Gungas Road
    Works commenced at the end of April on Gungas Road to desilt the creek crossing at Black Sheep. This involved the removal of debris to allow the creek to flow across the full width and reduce the chance of overtopping the crossing in the future.


    Nimbin Road
    Wet weather continued to cause delays to the completion of works on Nimbin Road at the site near Shipway Road. By mid-May the road was open to two-way traffic with the final clean up completed by 24 May 2024. During the past month, works were completed for the construction drainage along the retaining wall and placement of road base layers along the full width of the road. The road has now been sealed with asphalt and guardrails installed.

    Oakey Creek Road
    In May, temporary works were completed at a landslip site along Oakey Creek Road that was identified as a safety hazard.


    CURRENT WORKS
    Multiple Road Works
    The works involve grading over 120km on 53 unsealed gravel roads which have been significantly damaged as a result of declared natural disaster events in December 2023 and April 2024. Roads with the most severe damage have been given the highest priority to ensure that critical routes are restored first. Council is deploying six separate works crews and efforts have been made to cluster the works geographically to optimise efficiency and resource allocation. Motorists will be notified of road changes via roadside signage. We apologise in advance for any disruptions you may experience while we carry out this essential work. For further information visit https://yoursay.lismore.nsw.gov.au/maintaining-our-roads-and-bridges/news_feed/upcoming-works-grading-for-multiple-unsealed-gravel-roads

    Blue Knob Road
    Works began in late May to rectify the first of two landslip sites on Blue Knob Road. These works will occur for approximately 12 months which will include an additional two sites along Blue Knob Road. The road will remain open under stop go traffic control to have minimal impact on residents.

    Eureka Road, Graham Road & Haywood Lane
    Works have commenced to replace culverts with bridges and all side tracks are in place with existing culverts removed. Future piling work is scheduled to commence in mid-June.

    Newton Drive
    Works on several minor upslope landslips and a single pipe culvert were heavily impacted this month due to weather conditions. Crews are hoping for favourable weather in June to progress the pending works which will to be completed under traffic control and will have minimal impact on the residents in this area.

    Rogerson Road
    Through successful collaboration with environmental professionals the juvenile micro bats were temporary relocated during April. This will allow works to commence replacing the steel drainage pipes with cement ones. Thank you to the community for your understanding and patience while the works continue.

    Stony Chute Road
    Following the February 2022 natural disaster, Stony Chute Road suffered extensive damage. With funding secured restoration works are now underway. The works will continue for approximately three to four weeks from 15May 2024, subject to weather conditions.


    Terania Creek Road – Bridge Updates
    Concrete approaches, scour protection, and guard rail installation are complete for Bridge 3. Final work is due to be complete late May. For Bridges 1 and 2 side track installation is nearing completion with work to recommence in June.

    Upper Tuntable Falls Road
    Landslip remediation works will be complete at the Upper Tuntable Falls slip site this week. Some minor grading and drainage works will continue into June on Upper Tuntable Falls Road, with completion expected mid June.


    FUTURE WORKS
    Gwynne Road
    The design for 1.2 kilometres of new pavement is nearing completion and once finalised the work will be put out to tender with works predicted to begin in approximately 6 weeks.

  • Multiple Unsealed Gravel Roads - Grading Works (May 2024)

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    Council wishes to advise of upcoming works on the listed roads below. The works involve grading over 120km of unsealed gravel roads which have been significantly damaged as a result of declared natural disaster events AGRN1101 (December 2023) and AGRN1119 (April 2024).

    What are the works?

    Roads with the most severe damage have been given the highest priority to ensure that critical routes are restored first. Council is deploying six separate works crews and efforts have been made to cluster the works geographically to optimise efficiency and resource allocation.

    The works will begin to commence this week, though will not all begin simultaneously due to contractor availability. These works will take approximately three months to complete, weather permitting.

    We understand the importance of these roads to our daily commutes, emergency services, and local economy, and we are committed to restoring them to their optimal condition quickly. Motorists will be notified of road changes via roadside signage. We apologise in advance for any disruptions you may experience while we carry out this essential work.

    Crew 1

    Crew 2

    Priority

    Road Name

    Priority

    Road Name

    1

    Davis Road

    1

    Gungas Road

    2

    Boggumbil Road

    2

    Shipway Road

    3

    Stead Road

    3

    Bishops Creek Road

    4

    Unnamed Lane West off Mountain Top (Georgica)

    4

    Parmenter Road

    5

    Clark Road

    5

    Keerrong Road

    6

    Unnamed Lane West off Clark

    6

    Quilty Road

    7

    Warby Road

    7

    Mulvena Road

    8

    Bertoli Road

    9

    Lodge Road

    10

    Stanger Road

    11

    Blade Road (West)

    12

    Cullen Road

    13

    Suffolk Road

    14

    Blade Road

    Crew 3

    Crew 4

    Priority

    Road Name

    Priority

    Road Name

    1

    Terania Creek Road

    1

    Upper Coopers Creek Road

    2

    Lawler Road

    2

    Minyon Falls Road

    3

    Rankin Road

    3

    Fox Road

    4

    Greengate Road

    4

    Nightcap Range Road

    5

    Unara Road

    5

    Lychee Drive

    6

    Walmsley Road

    6

    Armstrong Road

    7

    Virtue Road

    8

    Behan Access

    9

    Lavis Road

    10

    McKinnon Road

    Crew 5

    Crew 6

    Priority

    Road Name

    Priority

    Road Name

    1

    McInnes Road

    1

    Wallace Road

    2

    Monaltrie Road

    2

    Rose Road

    3

    Bice Road

    3

    Pinchin Road

    4

    Yeager Road

    4

    Izzard Road

    5

    Eastment Lane

    5

    Paterson Road

    6

    McMahon Road

    6

    Arkinstall Road

    7

    Muldoon Road

    8

    Norton Road

    9

    Lavis Road

    10

    McKinnon Road

    We are in the process of assessing various additional roads to be included in the scope of these recovery works. Our goal is to ensure comprehensive restoration and long-term resilience of our unsealed gravel road network. The funding for this engagement is granted by Transport for NSW (TfNSW) under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) guidelines to reconstruct eligible assets to pre-disaster function.


    Works Criteria

    The works have been carefully distributed and prioritised based on the following criteria:

    • Scale of Damage: Roads with the most severe damage have been given the highest priority to ensure that critical routes are restored first.
    • Contractor Availability: We have coordinated with available contractors to expedite the commencement of these essential repairs.
    • Group Locality: Efforts have been made to cluster the works geographically to optimise efficiency and resource allocation.


    Further Information
    This notification will be posted on our Your Say dedicated Flood Recovery – Roads and Bridges page: https://yoursay.lismore.nsw.gov.au/maintaining-our-roads-and-bridges.

    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 ‘Unsealed Gravel Roads – May 2024 Update.’

  • Flood Restoration - Roads & Bridges Update (April 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

    ‘Thirst for Legacy’ – CMC Community Spirit in Nimbin
    In a heart warming display of community spirit, the CMC team involved in the Nimbin Road project recently rallied together to support the Nimbin Bowling Club. Their initiative involved recycling cans and bottles collected from their work site, with the proceeds earmarked for a noble cause: funding the installation of a BBQ area at the club. CMC head office joined in on the idea, matching the money the team raised. The Nimbin Bowlo is a non-for-profit establishment, mostly managed by dedicated volunteers, so they were very appreciative of the kind gesture. Last month the dedicated team volunteered to lay down the concrete slab. Soon other organisations came to the party with Holcim Concrete Lismore providing a discount on the concrete to fit into the budget and Nimbin Hardware donating two sheets of mesh. Additionally, several locals donated their time along with the CMC staff to place and finish the slab. CMC donated labour and supervision, as you can see from the photos many locals also provided supervision of their own. This act of gratitude was CMC’s way of expressing appreciation to the local community for their unwavering support during the team’s time in our region. Their commitment to both the project and the community exemplifies the positive impact that collaborative efforts can have. LCC would like to thank the project team for their generosity and community-minded approach!

    Black Road
    The causeway has been resurfaced following recent deterioration by high water flows. The road is now repaired and new guideposts installed.


    Coraki Road
    Geotechnical works are completed on Coraki Road they will enable engineers to design and construct remediation works to deliver roads that are safer and more durable. The design phase is now in progress.


    Guardrails Projects
    The Flood Recovery Guardrail replacement multisite works are now complete. A recent project included the installation of guardrails at Kyogle Street and Oakey Creek Bridge. Thanks to all motorists for their patience during the works.


    Road Maintenance Works - Gwynne Road, Stony Chute Road & Tuntable Falls Road
    Maintenance crews were busy inspecting and providing maintenance on many roads throughout the region. To improve road conditions, crews continued to provide pothole repairs on Tuntable Falls Road and Stony Chute Road along with grading and pothole repairs on Gwynne and Yeager roads. Priority works have also commenced for Zouch Road involving a light grade and repairs to the road surface.

    Rosebank Road
    Landslip restorations are complete at Rosebank Road. The works involved reinstating the property access track and restoring the batter and table drain along the road edge.


    CURRENT WORKS

    Crofton Road
    Road pavement restoration works are well on the way on Crofton Road. The works will be ongoing for approximately two to three months, subject to weather conditions. The road will remain open under traffic control to have minimal impact on residents, please allow extra time for delays.

    Eureka Road, Graham Road & Haywood Lane
    Works have commenced on the culvert to bridge structure replacement project at Haywood Lane. Construction has begun on installation of side tracks with piling to follow next month.


    Gungas Road
    Works commenced at the end of April on Gungas Road to desilt the creek crossing at Black Sheep. This will involve the removal of debris to allow for further rectification works.


    Newton Drive
    Works have commenced on several minor upslope landslips and a single pipe culvert. However, these works were heavily impacted this month due to weather conditions. During May, work crews are hoping for favourable weather to assist with making good progress at the sites. Works will continue to be completed under traffic control and will have minimal impact on the residents in this area.

    Nimbin Road
    Works are nearing completion on Nimbin Road at the site near Shipway Road. During the past month, works were completed for the construction drainage along the retaining wall and placement of road base layers along the full width of the road. The road has now been sealed with asphalt and guardrails installed. Remaining work includes line marking and the installation of guideposts. The road is due to be officially opened on 11 May.


    Rogerson Road
    Through successful collaboration with environmental professionals the juvenile micro bats were temporary relocated during April. Works were able to commence April 29, to start on the culvert replacement project. Thank you to the community for your understanding and patience while we relocated this projected species.


    Terania Creek – Bridge Updates
    Project is underway for bridge 1, 2 and 3. Bridge 3 has new concrete bridge approaches and scour protection completed with guardrail installation scheduled during early May. After this, installation of lateral restrains brackets will follow. Approximately 50% of bridge 2 and 1 have side track installations complete. These will continue during May, subject to weather conditions. Once completed, installation of concrete approaches and guard rail for bridges 2 and 1 will follow.

    Upper Tuntable Falls Road
    Works are underway on Landslip DM01184 near the Tuntable Falls Co-Op. However recent rain delayed the excavation process on site, weather permitting, the works are expected to take an extra three weeks. Once completed, works will commence on Landslip DM01183, located approximately 500m North of DM01184.


    FUTURE WORKS

    Blue Knob Road
    Works will commence in May on two landslip sites identified on the below map. These works will occur for approximately 12 months. The road will remain open under stop go traffic control to have minimal impact on residents.
    Branch Creek Road
    Works are progressing for the design phase of the Branch Creek culvert replacement project. IFC drawings have been issued with procurement of pre-cast components and piling underway. Construction is expected to commence in Sept.

    Cawongla Road
    Weather pending, pipe scour protection will be undertaken in May under single lane traffic control.

    Milgate Road
    During last month grading work was completed on Milgate Road. The design for the culvert is underway and a notice will be provided on these works in the next few months.

    Oakey Creek Road
    In May, works will commence for temporary landslip repair works identified on the below map for approximately two to four weeks. The road will remain open under stop go traffic control to have minimal impact on residents.
    Patterson Road
    Work is progressing for the design phase of the Paterson Road culvert replacement project with the RFQ issued for design of culvert replacement with a new bridge structure.

  • Flood Restoration - Roads & Bridges Update (Feb 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 last 5 months geotechnical investigations have taken place across the entire Lismore shire region. These works have involved using a drilling rig to understand subsurface conditions at the many landslip, bridge and culvert crossing locations. This information is vital in determining the most appropriate restoration design solution for these locations. All landslip, culvert and bridge geotechnical investigations have now been completed. We would like to thank residents for your patience and resilience during this time.


    CURRENT WORKS
    Dorroughby Road
    The Dorroughby Road landslip restoration is well underway with embankment stabilisation completed last month. Wet weather has extended the closure slightly, however, drainage and road pavement works are scheduled to occur during March. See below progress photos, thank you to all the Dorroughby Road residents for your patience during this time.

    Nimbin Road
    Works are progressing on Nimbin Road at the site near Shipway Road. The retaining wall construction is now complete, and the road pavement works commenced end of February. Excitingly, traffic has temporarily moved onto the newly constructed northbound lane in preparation for an expected opening in April.

    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, guardrails were completed on two sites at Nimbin Road, Rock Valley Road, Cawongla Road, Corndale Road and two sites at Boatharbour Road. Other road closures will be updated as scheduled work on Live Traffic.

    Tuntable Creek Road
    Works are currently underway on Tuntable Creek Road near Young Road. These involve reshaping of table drains, slashing and minor landslip remediation from Young Road heading back down the hill approximately 500m. The works are expected to be completed first week of March, pending weather conditions.

    Terania Creek Road
    The Terania Creek bridges project is underway for bridge 1, 2 and 3. The bridge approaches and guard rail footings are completed for bridge 1. During early March, work crews will commence final concrete works and installation of lateral restrain brackets for bridge 3.

    Newton Drive
    Several minor upslope landslips and a single pipe culvert were scheduled to be repaired during February, these works have now been pushed into March due to weather delays. 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
    Landslip restoration works were scheduled for completed during February; these works have now been pushed into March due to weather delays. 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.

    Industry Drive
    Works have commenced on Industry Drive to improve drainage works involving the construction of a gabion wall to prevent future erosion. The works will occur for approximately two weeks, from Thursday 29 February, pending weather conditions. For further information, please view the original notice at
    https://yoursay.lismore.nsw.gov.au/maintaining-our-roads-and-bridges/news_feed/industry-drive

    Rogerson Road
    The team have been busy implementing appropriate protocols to ensure the safety of juvenile micro bats. Through successful collaboration with environmental professionals this protected species will be temporary relocated. This will allow the pups to complete their growth cycle during the breeding season and reduce their risk in maturing. We are unsure of the start date at this time. We will provide further update when available. Thank you to the community for your patience and understanding during these works. For further information, please view the original notice at: https://yoursay.lismore.nsw.gov.au/maintaining-our-roads-and-bridges/news_feed/rogerson-road-culvert-replacement-feb-2024


    FUTURE WORKS
    Johnston Road
    Works will commence to replace a damaged culvert headwall on Johnston Road for approximately two weeks, from 4 March to 18 March 2024, subject to weather conditions. The road will remain open under stop/go traffic control with slight delays expected. For further information, please view the original notice at
    https://yoursay.lismore.nsw.gov.au/maintaining-our-roads-and-bridges/news_feed/johnston-road-culvert-works-feb-2023

    Eureka Road, Graham Road & Haywood Lane
    During the end of February, all three bridges were successfully delivered to Council storage yards. The designs for each site are in the final stages with works schedules being finalised. 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 work duration at each site is expected to be approximately 6 weeks, subject to weather conditions.


    Blue Knob Road
    Remediation works are planned to commence in April 2024 on several landslips on Blue Knob Road, the two sites currently under temporary traffic control measures. Our primary focus is to ensure the well-being of our community and to efficiently manage the project to minimise disruption. We will notify residents of the exact date and provide further information on the works closer to commencement. The expected duration of the works will be approximately nine months, this estimated period includes the remediation of the total of four landslips.


    Leycester Road
    Leycester Road design is currently underway with expected completion in May 2024. Works are expected to start on site in August 2024 and will take approximately two months to complete. Funding for these works has been approved.

    Oakey Creek Road
    Currently there are five major landslips on Oakey Creek Road. Due to the complex nature of these sites, which involves multiple design iterations and reviews from civil, structural, and geotechnical engineers, the designs are expected to be completed by September 2024, with works to commence early in 2025 pending funding approvals.

    Stony Chute Road
    There are multiple landslips along Stoney Chute Road, seven of these being complex and two being non-complex. Works will commence on the noncomplex sites during April with the expected completion of June 2024. The more complex sites are currently under design with this process anticipated to be completed by August 2024 and works estimated to start towards the end of 2024 pending funding approvals.

    Terania Creek Road
    Terania Creek Road has multiple landslip sites currently under design with expected completion in September 2024 with works estimated to commence in early 2025 pending funding approval. Currently works are underway on multiple bridges with works anticipated to be completed mid-2024.

    Wallace Road
    Wallace Road has two major landslips currently under design with this process expected to be completed by the end of June 2024. It is estimated the works will commence towards the end of 2024 pending funding approvals. Please note, we are unable to schedule works until we receive funding approval.

    Woodlawn Road
    Woodlawn Road design is currently underway with expected completion in May 2024. Works are estimated to start on site in August 2024 and will take approximately three months to complete. Funding for these works has been approved.

  • 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 (Oct 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

    Keerrong Road

    Works were completed during October on Keerrong Road for excavation of slipped material and reconstruction of the road embankment. The works were carried out over 3 weeks and Council would like to thank the community for their support during the road closure.


    Tuntable Creek Road

    During October, new road signs were installed to assist with future road closures for Tuntable Creek Road. The extra signs will allow Council to notify residents of closures before reaching the closed site, helping to reduce detour times.


    CURRENT WORKS

    Crofton Road

    This week, the first 500 metres of the road section will undergo restoration. Due to extensive damage, this section will be converted into a gravel road to facilitate the smooth flow of construction vehicles until the works are completed. Additionally, starting next week, pavement restoration works will commence from the other end of the road, and will be carried out for next two months ensuring improvements to enhance the road's overall condition.


    Carabeen Place

    Funding was secured for works to commence on Carabeen Road in October to repair damages caused during the 2022 natural disaster. The works includes restoring the batter to its original condition with rockfill and ensuring the drainage is adequate for future events.


    Nimbin Road

    Works are continuing for Nimbin Road, with the Site Km1 recently completing the placement of fine concrete blocks and backfill behind the retaining wall. The next steps are to backfill the underside of the road pavement layers and complete placement of the culvert outlet. Once completed, the road pavement construction will start along with earthworks around the retaining wall. Site Km4 recently completed the installation of 180 piles with the remaining piles to be completed at the beginning of November. Concrete pouring for the first section of the pile cap commenced late October with works currently underway for the first section of the 50m long blinding layer.


    FUTURE WORKS

    Traffic Barriers

    Rural roads in the Lismore Local Government Area will have some of the creek crossings with damaged traffic barriers replaced during November. Approximately 15 crossings will be included as part of the Flood Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) funding.

    Terania Creek Road

    Works are schedule to commence at Terania Creek Road on Bridge No. 3 during early November. These works will initially entail construction of a temporary side track next to the bridge so traffic can be detoured. After, works commence on installation of the new concrete bridge approaches. These works are expected to take approximately three to four weeks and will then move only Bridge No. 2, followed by Bridge No. 1. A VMS board will be installed prior to detouring traffic.


    Rogerson Road

    Funding is now approved for culvert works to Rogerson Road. During the Feb 2022 flood event, the Rogerson Road culvert had corrugated pipes that were severely scoured as well as the pipe bedding being eroded. The corrugated pipes will be replaced with precast concrete pipes to meet current engineering standards. Tendering is about to start for the works and members of our team are meeting with residents to discuss the works and notify them of any interruptions for the road.

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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.

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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.’

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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

    Terania Creek Road

    Council recently completed maintenance work on Terania Creek Road to improve safety for road users. Guideposts were added, debris cleared, and large boulders removed which were partially blocking the road. The Flood Recovery – Roads and Bridges team would like to thank the community for their positive feedback and resilience during the flood restoration process.


    Whian Whian Road - Simes Bridges

    During the February 2022 natural disaster, the northern abutment of Simes Bridge on Whian Whian Road was impacted. Temporary works were carried out to restore access and the site is currently limited to one-lane traffic access under a give-way arrangement. The bridge is currently under restrictions and monitoring due to the flood damage. However, it was opened on August 10, to two lanes at reduced speeds to improve travel for residents. The bridge will continue to be sign posted limiting motorists to 40km/hr and speed bumps have been installed on the road entering the bridge.


    Major Flood Recovery Works Map

    Our interactive map recently underwent upgrades to improve user experience and include other flood recovery departments. Water and wastewater 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

    The piling works were completed on August 23rd for Site 1km, approximately 1 Km from Nimbin. The drilling rig has now been relocated to Site 4km, approximately 4 Kms from Nimbin. The concreting of the pile cap, the base of the block retaining wall, has also commenced. Earthworks are now complete, and the piling is due to commence at the 4km site in early September.


    FUTURE WORKS

    Keerrong Road

    Following the February 2022 natural disaster, Keerrong Road suffered extensive damage due to landslips and erosion. Funding has now been secured to complete restoration works. Works are located at Keerrong Road and will begin from 14 September 2023 for approximately 3 weeks, subject to weather, contractor and material availability. The works will include excavation of slipped material and reconstruction of the road embankment. 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, and on Your Say (details below). 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.

  • Flood Restoration - Roads & Bridges Update (June 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.


    CURRENT WORKS

    Nimbin Road

    Council has commenced roadworks on two landslip sites on Nimbin Road that have been identified as significantly impacted by the February 2022 natural disaster. Funding was secured through the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangement (DRFA). This funding is allocated to repair damage sustained during the February 2022 natural disaster only. Works have already commenced at both sites, with Site 1 is approximately 1 km from Nimbin and Site 2 is approximately 4 kms from Nimbin. During the past month, both sites have undergone site establishment, installation of steel barriers and traffic lights, establishment of safety and environmental control, tree cutting along the entire embankment slope, removal of road materials including asphalt, and preliminary excavation ready for drilling operations.

    The activities scheduled during the next month for both sites include completion of preliminary excavation, completion of working platform for drilling operation, excavation of working benches (a series of horizontal steps with near-vertical surfaces between them), completion of piling operation and construction of rock embankment at site 2. The works are expected to occur over 9 months from mid-May 2023 subject to weather, contractor, and material availability. This will involve piling and retaining wall construction works to allow repair of the landslips, reconstruction of pavement, reinstatement of road and guardrail barriers along with installing signs, guideposts, and line marking. Traffic control lights remain in place and existing single lane traffic control will remain in place during the works period. Council would like to thank the residents of the region for their patience during this time.


    Town Road

    Funding was awarded by the NSW Government through its Fixing Country Bridges program to replace the damaged structure at Town Road, Terania Creek with a new steel superstructure bridge. Piling works are well underway installing the four 1.2m diameter x 13.5m deep bored concrete piles. The first pile has been drilled to depth and its concrete placed with the second and third pile to be completed at the beginning of July. The upcoming weather system will likely delay the installation of the fourth and final pile. Following completion of the piling activities, works will commence on forming up the abutments. The steel bridge structure has also recently been dispatched from France and is currently on route and is expected in the Port of Brisbane in approximately 45 days.


    Whian Whian Road – Simes Bridge (Vandalism)

    We want to thank the local residents who use Whian Whian Road for their patience with what is a difficult process to repair Simes Bridge. Unfortunately, late Friday night (23rd June), the traffic barriers used to reduce the bridge to one lane were thrown over the edge and into the creek below. Simes Bridge suffered damage last year from massive weather events and shortly afterwards was inspected and assessed by independent engineers. The bridge is able to remain open to a single lane of traffic only. Single-lane access reduces the load impacting the bridge and avoids a closure to Whian Whian Road at this point. Traffic barriers are required to manage single-lane access. Criminal activity can be reported to the Police. Council has a call centre for reporting damages to community property; please phone 0266 250 500 or email council@lismore.nsw.gov.au


    Tuntable Creek Road

    We would like to thank the Tuntable Creek community for the wonderful feedback we have received about our new SMS Broadcast system.

    In the event of rainfall exceeding our trigger level or other significant changes, the temporary track will be closed again at short notice. We apologise for the disruption this causes and delays in travelling alternative routes. To reduce the inconvenience, the Flood Recovery – Roads and Bridges team were granted access to an SMS Broadcast service to generate a contact list for Tuntable Creek Road emergency road shutdowns. Residents can join this broadcast list, through emailing floodrecoveryroadsbridges@lismore.nsw.gov.au your name, mobile number, and permission to contact via SMS.


    FUTURE WORKS

    Dudgeon Road & Bungabbee Road – Bridge Approaches

    Works are due to commence in the next two weeks on the reinstatement of Dudgeon Bridge approaches on Dudgeon Road. These works will involve removal and reinstatement of the flood damaged bridge approaches which will include an asphalt wearing surface. Following completion of Dudgeon Bridge, works will then commence on Bungabbee Bridge approaches. Both projects will take approximately two weeks each to complete.


    Branch Creek Crossing, Terania Creek Road

    Following the 2022 natural disaster Terania Creek Road suffered extensive damage. Due to the nature and high number of damages incurred, works are being finalised on how best to provide timely improvements for the community and road users. The current structure at Branch Creek has received funding from the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) for replacement of the flood damaged asset. Works will include replacing the current box culvert structure with a 16m bridge and extending erosion protection to the edge of the road. The funding application for other damages on Terania Creek Road are currently being assessed. Survey and design work commenced in June 2023 for the replacement structure and works will commence in 2024.