Flood Restoration - Roads & Bridges

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You will find all the latest repair works for Flood Recovery - Roads and Bridges. All current works that have updates are categorised by project name. If viewing via a smartphone, you can find the 'Projects by Name' at the bottom of this page.


Why was this page designed?

Since the February 2022 natural disaster, we have had an extended period of wet weather, which has significantly affected our road network. It rained three out of four days between November 2021 and April 2022.

This resulted in 90% of our 1200km road network suffering extensive damage, with an estimated $200 million to rebuild and repair. Significant damage also occurred to many bridges, causeways, reinforced concrete pipes, reinforced concrete box culverts and footpaths across our road network. Some key access roads have been reduced to single lanes due to landslips.

Immediately after flood waters receded, our road crews conducted emergency repairs on more than 80 roads to allow access for residents. Several construction crews worked extended hours to ensure damaged roads were reopened/made safe as soon as possible. As the repairs progress, we will provide more detailed updates on the specific flood-related damage to our road network and information on how you can report damaged roads to Council.

Assessments are underway at the larger and more complex damaged sites. There are specific engineering tasks in some areas which are necessary and will take time. Some sites may see temporary measures such as side-track access, temporary pothole repair and gravel roads before permanent construction works at these locations commence. Planning will continue to ensure works are undertaken as quickly as possible. Priorities are based on public safety with consideration of further damage, maintaining access and links between communities, hierarchy of roads and efficiency of results.


What process does Council have to go through when we have a 'disaster event'?

When we experience a natural disaster such as a flood event, which causes significant damage to our infrastructure, there are a number of steps that Council has to go through, like an insurance claim process. Council identifies, assesses and then makes a claim for the damage from the appropriate funding body. As we do not have the money to pay for these kind of extraordinary events from our day to day budgets. There are strict rules regarding documentation.

There are multiple steps in this process including design investigation, final design, approval, scheduling of work crews and/or engagement of contractors so there can be a long lag time from the actual event to the rectification works being started and completed. The table below shows further details and indicative timings for the steps in this process: (All timings are subject to weather, contractor and material availability)


Major Flood Recovery Works Map

Flood restoration works are critical to repairing damages caused by previous natural disasters and getting life back on track. However, these works can be complex, especially when dealing with large-scale disasters like the February 2022 event. At Lismore City Council, we understand the challenges that come with flood restoration works and are proud to launch this interactive map focusing on major flood recovery works within the Lismore LGA to assist the community with finding efficient, up-to-date information. Please note, timeframes are subject to change in the next few months as the project delivery strategy evolves.

Click here to view the interactive map.

Disclaimer: This tool has been provided by Lismore City Council to provide up to date information on the status of the flood damaged Council assets. The identified locations are the projects considered for EPAR funding provided by the Australian Commonwealth under the DRFA guidelines. The information provided on this tool is general in nature and subject to change based on final design calculations, funding approvals, and changing site circumstances. This data is frequently updated to provide the community with the latest information. When contacting Council, please reference the location damage number.


Further Information

  1. Report a road hazard or pothole
  2. Information on current delays, accidents and road closures in the Northern Rivers
  3. Register your details to receive flood restoration updates for specific roads via our notification list

You will find all the latest repair works for Flood Recovery - Roads and Bridges. All current works that have updates are categorised by project name. If viewing via a smartphone, you can find the 'Projects by Name' at the bottom of this page.


Why was this page designed?

Since the February 2022 natural disaster, we have had an extended period of wet weather, which has significantly affected our road network. It rained three out of four days between November 2021 and April 2022.

This resulted in 90% of our 1200km road network suffering extensive damage, with an estimated $200 million to rebuild and repair. Significant damage also occurred to many bridges, causeways, reinforced concrete pipes, reinforced concrete box culverts and footpaths across our road network. Some key access roads have been reduced to single lanes due to landslips.

Immediately after flood waters receded, our road crews conducted emergency repairs on more than 80 roads to allow access for residents. Several construction crews worked extended hours to ensure damaged roads were reopened/made safe as soon as possible. As the repairs progress, we will provide more detailed updates on the specific flood-related damage to our road network and information on how you can report damaged roads to Council.

Assessments are underway at the larger and more complex damaged sites. There are specific engineering tasks in some areas which are necessary and will take time. Some sites may see temporary measures such as side-track access, temporary pothole repair and gravel roads before permanent construction works at these locations commence. Planning will continue to ensure works are undertaken as quickly as possible. Priorities are based on public safety with consideration of further damage, maintaining access and links between communities, hierarchy of roads and efficiency of results.


What process does Council have to go through when we have a 'disaster event'?

When we experience a natural disaster such as a flood event, which causes significant damage to our infrastructure, there are a number of steps that Council has to go through, like an insurance claim process. Council identifies, assesses and then makes a claim for the damage from the appropriate funding body. As we do not have the money to pay for these kind of extraordinary events from our day to day budgets. There are strict rules regarding documentation.

There are multiple steps in this process including design investigation, final design, approval, scheduling of work crews and/or engagement of contractors so there can be a long lag time from the actual event to the rectification works being started and completed. The table below shows further details and indicative timings for the steps in this process: (All timings are subject to weather, contractor and material availability)


Major Flood Recovery Works Map

Flood restoration works are critical to repairing damages caused by previous natural disasters and getting life back on track. However, these works can be complex, especially when dealing with large-scale disasters like the February 2022 event. At Lismore City Council, we understand the challenges that come with flood restoration works and are proud to launch this interactive map focusing on major flood recovery works within the Lismore LGA to assist the community with finding efficient, up-to-date information. Please note, timeframes are subject to change in the next few months as the project delivery strategy evolves.

Click here to view the interactive map.

Disclaimer: This tool has been provided by Lismore City Council to provide up to date information on the status of the flood damaged Council assets. The identified locations are the projects considered for EPAR funding provided by the Australian Commonwealth under the DRFA guidelines. The information provided on this tool is general in nature and subject to change based on final design calculations, funding approvals, and changing site circumstances. This data is frequently updated to provide the community with the latest information. When contacting Council, please reference the location damage number.


Further Information

  1. Report a road hazard or pothole
  2. Information on current delays, accidents and road closures in the Northern Rivers
  3. Register your details to receive flood restoration updates for specific roads via our notification list
  • 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.’

  • Nimbin Road - Site 1 Road Opening (Dec 2023)

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    Council wishes to advise that Nimbin Road at Site Km1 will open today the 14 December 2023. The site is located approximately one kilometre from the Nimbin township heading towards Lismore.

    Thank you to the Nimbin community for your cooperation and patience during the works.

    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 ‘Nimbin Road – Dec 2023 Update.’


  • Nimbin Road - Line Marking (Dec 2023)

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    Council wishes to advise that line marking will occur on Nimbin Road at Site Km1 for one evening on the 13 December 2023, from 8:00pm to 11pm, subject to change pending weather conditions. The site is located approximately one kilometre from the Nimbin township heading towards Lismore.

    Motorists will be notified of any changed traffic conditions via roadside signage and updated through www.livetraffic.com. Emergency services vehicles will be accommodated. Please adhere to all road signs and directions from any traffic controllers. Thank you. Your cooperation and patience are appreciated.

    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 ‘Nimbin Road – Dec 2023 Update.’

  • Skyline Road South (Dec 2023)

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    TEMPORARY ROAD CHANGES

    Council wishes to advise that geotechnical investigations on Skyline Road South require a temporary road change. The works will involve closing one lane of the road for three days, 13 to 15 December 2023, from 8:00am to 5pm, subject to change pending weather conditions.

    A single lane closure will be required around the works zone with the section located approximately 1.5kn north of the Skyline South Road and Tregeagle Road Intersection.

    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.


    What are the works?

    Following the February 2022 natural disaster, Skyline Road South suffered extensive damage. Funding has now been secured to complete geotechnical investigations using a drilling rig to understand subsurface 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 ‘Skyline Road South – Dec 2023 Update.’

  • Flood Restoration - Roads & Bridges Update (Nov 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

    Cawongla Road
    Recently work crews made the road wider on Cawongla Road around the landslip area. You can locate the exact region through viewing our IntraMaps and selecting ‘Major Flood Recovery Works’ these works are found at damage No. DM00666.


    Geotechnical Investigations
    During the month our contractors closed Wallace Road and Oakey Creek 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.


    Koonorigan Road
    Road maintenance works were recently completed for Koonorigan Road with a new seal laid to improve the road condition and impact on residents. Geotechnical investigations were also performed during this period, and we would like to thank the community for their continuing patience.

    CURRENT WORKS

    Carabeen Place
    Carabeen Place is progressing on schedule with asphalt now completed at the site. Work crews are finalising works to prepare for a reopening of the site. Thank you to the residents for your patience during the works period.


    Nimbin Road
    The works are progressing on schedule for Nimbin Road with Site Km1.0 is on track to open before the end of the year. The total extension of the remediation works for the site is 120m with 239 piles now installed with the total length of 3,226 linear meters. Additionally, 150m3 of concrete have been used for the construction of the pile cap with 611 blocks placed on top of the pile cap to allow the reconstruction of the road.


    FUTURE WORKS

    Zouch Road
    Following the February 2022 natural disaster, Zouch Road suffered extensive damage. Funding has now been secured to complete geotechnical investigations using a drilling rig to understand subsurface conditions. The full road closure will no longer be in place as work crews have been able to contract a smaller drilling rig for the works. A smaller rig allows the team to establish a temporary track for resident cars to drive through the work zone to access their properties during the works period. As a result of this change, the works will change to occur from 7am to 5pm between the 6th to 15th of December. The works are located approximately between the intersection with Stoney Chute Road and to the west along Zouch Road approximately 400m. Motorists will be notified of further information via roadside signage and updated through www.livetraffic.com. Emergency services vehicles will be accommodated during these works. Please adhere to all road closed signs and directions from any traffic controllers and expect delays. We apologise for any inconvenience. Further information can be sourced on the original works post:

    https://yoursay.lismore.nsw.gov.au/maintaining-our-roads-and-bridges/news_feed/zouch-road-drilling-works-nov-2023

  • Zouch Road - Drilling Works - Temporary Track (Nov 2023)

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    The Flood Recovery team work crews have been able to contract a smaller drilling rig for the works occurring next week on Zouch Road. A smaller rig allows the team to establish a temporary track for resident cars to drive through the work zone to access their properties during the works period.

    As a result of this change, the works will change to occur from 7am to 5pm between the 6th to 15th of December. The works are located approximately between the intersection with Stoney Chute Road and to the west along Zouch Road approximately 400m. Motorists will be notified of further information via roadside signage and updated through www.livetraffic.com. Emergency services vehicles will be accommodated during these works.

    Please adhere to all road closed signs and directions from any traffic controllers, and expect delays. We apologise for any inconvenience.


    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 ‘Zouch Road – Nov 2023 Update.’

  • Oakey Creek Road - Drilling Works (Nov 2023)

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    Following the February 2022 natural disaster, Oakey Creek Rd suffered extensive damage. Funding has now been secured to complete geotechnical investigations using a drilling rig to understand subsurface conditions.

    The works will involve closing a section of the road for one day, 4 December 2023, from 7:30am to 5pm. The closed section of works is located approximately between 135 and 146 Oakey Creek Road.

    A full road closure will be required around the works zone for the day. A detour is available via Gwynne and Jiggi Roads, motorists will be notified of the closure via roadside signage, updated through www.livetraffic.com. Residents will have access to their properties but will be unable to drive through the work zone. Access for emergency services will be accommodated. Please adhere to all road closed signs and directions from any traffic controllers.



    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 ‘Oakey Creek Road – Nov 2023 Update.’

  • Zouch Road - Drilling Works (Nov 2023)

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    Following the February 2022 natural disaster, Zouch Road suffered extensive damage. Funding has now been secured to complete geotechnical investigations using a drilling rig to understand subsurface conditions.

    The works will involve closing a section of the road during 8am to 5pm between December 4th to 8th, 2023. Motorists will be notified of the closure via roadside signage and updated through www.livetraffic.com. Residents will be unable to drive through the work zone. Please adhere to all road closed signs and directions from any traffic controllers. We apologise for any inconvenience.


    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 ‘Zouch Road – Nov 2023 Update.’

  • Koonorigan Road - Maintenance Work (Nov 2023)

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    Following the February 2022 natural disaster, Koonorigan Road suffered extensive damage. Council completed temporary works to improve the road surface condition during 2022 as a temporary measure, until permanent pavement rehabilitation works were scheduled.

    The funding submission for a permanent restoration works was completed in June 2023, and Council is awaiting on funding approval to commence work. When approved, works will apply to multiple sections that have been identified as significantly impacted by the February 2022 natural disaster, based on pre and post disaster assessments.

    Council would like to improve the impact on residents and have scheduled road maintenance works for the week commencing 20 November 2023. Geotechnical investigations will also be performed during this period. We would like to thank the community for their continuing patience.

    The road will not be closed during the works and motorists will be notified of changes via roadside signage and updated through www.livetraffic.com. Please adhere to all road signs and directions from any traffic controllers.

    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 ‘Koonorigan – Nov 2023 Update.’

  • Wallace Road - Drilling Works (Nov 2023)

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    Following the February 2022 natural disaster, Wallace Road suffered extensive damage. Funding has now been secured to complete investigative drilling works using a drilling rig to understand subsurface conditions.

    The works will involve closing a section of the road on 20 November 2023, from 8am for 24 hours. The closed section of works is located approximately around 120 and 137 Wallace Road.

    A full road closure will be required around the works zone for the day. Motorists will be notified of the closure via roadside signage and updated through www.livetraffic.com. Residents will be able to walk through the work zone to access to their properties but will be unable to drive through the work zone. Cars can be stored either side of the works for this period. Access for emergency services will be accommodated. Please adhere to all road closed signs and directions from any traffic controllers.


    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 ‘Wallace Road – Nov 2023 Update.’

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