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
  • Tuntable Creek Road - Road Closure (17 January 2024)

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    Tuntable Creek Road - Road Closure (17 January 2024)

    Tuntable Creek Road between Rose Road and Beardow Road will be closed at 9:30am today until further notice due to significant rainfall.

    We apologise for the short notice and thank the community for their understanding.

    Live Traffic Information
    https://www.livetraffic.com/incident-details/174116


  • Eltham Road - Road Closure (Jan 2024)

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    Please note: Due to the current weather situation, these works have extended until the 31st of January at 5pm.



    Council wishes to advise schedule works on Eltham Road require a temporary road change. The works will involve closing of the road for approximately 2 days, from 7am to 5pm, on January 29 and 30, subject to change pending weather conditions. The road closure will be required around the works zone with the section located in the figure below.

    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, Eltham Road suffered extensive damage. Funding has now been secured to install guardrail at the site identified below.
    Live Traffic Information
    https://www.livetraffic.com/incident-details/181754

    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 ‘Eltham Road – Jan 2024 Update.’

  • Dorroughby Road - Road Closure (Jan 2024)

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    Please note:

    Unfortunately, the works for Dorroughby Road have been delayed. We are anticipating an end date for the works on 20 March 2024 subject to weather conditions.





    Council wishes to advise that upgrades on Dorroughby Road require a temporary road change. The works will involve closing of the road for approximately 2 weeks, from 29 January at 7am to 12 February at 5pm, 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 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.


    What are the works?
    Following the February 2022 natural disaster, Dorroughby Road suffered extensive damage. Funding has now been secured to undergo localised scaling of boulders and the clearing and reformation of a table drain 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 ‘Dorroughby Road – Jan 2024 Update.’

  • 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.’

  • 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.’

Page last updated: 18 Jun 2024, 09:37 AM