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
  • Town Road - Bridge Installation (Mar 2023)

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    Funding through the Fixing Country Bridges program has been awarded to replace the damaged structure with a new bridge on Town Road. The steel superstructure bridge is currently being constructed in France with an innovative steel beam that will be launched into place in one piece. A unique type of structure, this bridge will be the first in the region. A general plan of the works is provided below.

    The Town Road bridge superstructure will be delivered at the end of June 2023. Civil works are scheduled to begin in April 2023 with a planned completion in September 2023, subject to fine weather. Further updates will be provided throughout the project.

    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 council@lismore.nsw.gov.au and include the title ‘Town Road Bridge – March Update’.

  • Mackie Road - Bridge Installation (Feb 2023)

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    Following the AGRN9943 2020 natural disaster the Mackie Road causeway at Johnston Creek suffered extensive damage. Funding has been awarded to replace the damaged structure with a bridge to reduce impediments to fish passage.

    The Mackie Road culvert to bridge replacement at Johnston Creek, works will begin from the 13th of March 2023 for approximately three months with a planned completion in late June 2023, subject to fine weather. Due to the nature of the works a full 24-hour hard road closure is required during the March – June 2023 works period around the location detailed on the map below.

    Please review the road closure locations to determine whether accessing from Rosebank Road, Ridgewood Road or James Gibson Road is most appropriate for your property. Due to the nature of the works, access through the works site is not possible.

    Funding has been secured through Australian Government's Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA). This funding is allocated to repair damage sustained during the December 2020 natural disaster only. Additional works required and subsequent funding for Mackie Road are being reviewed.


    Council has consulted with Rosebank RFS and a plan is in place for service vehicles due to location of the station. Council will also advise other emergency services. However, in the scenario emergency services are required, please note the road closures on your call to assist.

    Rubbish waste collection will only be impacted around the bridge site. Residents that are affected will be contacted personally to arrange waste collection during the road closure period.

    What are the works?

    During the 2020 flooding events, a concrete causeway on Mackie Road, was significantly damaged. The road is a busy local sealed road connecting Rosebank and Clunes. Under the DRFA guidelines, damaged assets may be replaced to current engineering standards.

    The new bridge will be a single span concrete structure of suitable width to provide a minimum 7.2m trafficable deck. The new structure will be constructed on the same alignment as the current causeway structure.

    When are the works taking place?

    Works are scheduled to start from March 2023 and are expected to take approximately three months to complete, subject to fine weather conditions and resource availability. Daily work hours will mostly be between 7am and 5pm weekdays, although there may be some weekend work.

    What will be the traffic controls/detours?

    Due to the intensive nature of roadworks and associated traffic controls, there will unfortunately be some traffic disruptions. These traffic controls include a full 24-hour road closure. This will ensure the roadworks are completed in a timely manner, with safety as a predominant factor.

    Local access to residences will be maintained by actively managing residents’ needs within the construction footprint to allow access to homes, however, please be aware of delays. Updates will also be available via Live Traffic NSW and Your Say (page details below). Road users are advised to follow signage, seek alternate routes and expect delays as these works are completed.

    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 council@lismore.nsw.gov.au and include the title ‘Mackie Road – Bridge Installation’

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

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    ROADS & BRIDGES FLOOD RESTORATION PROJECT UPDATE

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


    COMPLETED WORKS

    Cawongla Road

    Excitingly, the Cawongla Road pipes’ replacement project was ahead of schedule and the road opened at the end of January before school started. We would like to thank all the residents of Larnook and the surrounding region for their patience and cooperation during these repairs. The works consisted of replacing two culverts that suffered significant damage during the 2022 floods. Further details can be found on the latest Cawongla Road update on the following link:

    https://yoursay.lismore.nsw.gov.au/maintaining-our-roads-and-bridges/news_feed/cawongla-road-jan-2022


    Sheehan Road

    Works have been completed on Sheehan Road to address issues caused from the February and March 2022 floods. This has involved overlay and drainage works to repair flood damages.


    Mountain Top Road, Standing Street, Nimbin Street & Wallace Road

    Overlay works have been completed on Mountain Top Road, Standing Street, Nimbin Street and Wallace Road, to address issues caused from the February and March 2022 floods.


    Blue Knob Road

    Works are completed for Blue Knob Road, these included removing and replacing the existing material from the road surface, along with grading and rolling the road with a temporary seal over the new surface. A planned return to complete permanent works will be scheduled during 2023.


    CURRENT WORKS

    Tuntable Creek Road

    The works crew remobilised to the site at the beginning of January, this stage of construction consists of excavating into the slope above the road and installing 49 soil nails and 100m2 shotcrete. Additionally, crews are also reconstructing pavement through the slip zone and installing light traffic control and opening one lane. The works are expected to be complete in February with additional updates to be provided as the works commence on the upper slope. For further details please visit the Tuntable Creek Road update link below:

    https://yoursay.lismore.nsw.gov.au/maintaining-our-roads-and-bridges/news_feed/tuntable-creek-road-jan-2023


    Wyrallah Road

    Pavement rehabilitation works are commencing shortly to reconstruct and rehabilitate approximately 500m of Wyrallah Road. Throughout this construction process drainage works, kerb installation and subsoil installation will also be completed. For further details please visit the Wyrallah Road update link below:

    https://yoursay.lismore.nsw.gov.au/maintaining-our-roads-and-bridges/news_feed/wyrallah-road-jan-2023


    Swan Bay Road

    Overlay and drainage works are currently underway to repair damages from the October flood event for Swan Bay Road.


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


    FUTURE WORKS

    Munro Wharf Road

    Overlay and drainage works to repair damages from the October flood event will commence shortly for Munro Wharf Road.

  • Caniaba Road - Pavement Rehabilitation Works (Feb 2023)

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    Council will be commencing pavement rehabilitation works to a section on Caniaba Road 1.7km to 2.1km West of Fredericks Road, to be completed throughout three months starting early February 2023 subject to weather, contractor, and material availability.

    Funding has been secured through the Safer Roads Program to complete these works, which will improve road conditions and associated safety for road users. Additional works for Caniaba Road will continue to be assessed and reviewed.

    Map outlining approximate location of the Caniaba Road pavement works


    What are the works?

    • Road surface: Improve the surface of the road in places. Road to be raised approximately 100mm.
    • Guardrail installation: Installation of a safety barrier.
    • Signs and line marking: Line marking and guideposts.
    • Vegetation management: Manage roadside vegetation to remove obstacles, improve sight distances, and clearances for signage.
    • Drainage maintenance: Re-excavate open drains and remove flood sediment as required


    What are the traffic adjustments?

    Road users are advised to follow signage and expect delays as these works are completed.

    We apologise in advance for disruptions you may experience while we carry out these essential works. We would appreciate your cooperation with all traffic control and workplace protection measures to help keep everyone safe


    Who should I contact with questions/concerns?

    If you have any questions or concerns, please phone 6625 0500 (24-hour service) or email council@lismore.nsw.gov.au and include the title ‘Caniaba Road – Pavement Rehabilitation Works.’

  • Bruxner Crescent & Mountain View Drive (Road Damage) (Jan 2023)

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    Road Damage - Bruxner Crescent & Mountain View Drive (Jan 2023)

    Council crews have assessed the road damage on the corner of Bruxner Crescent and Mountain View Drive in Goonellabah. A full road closure will be place at the entrance of Mountain View Drive, from Ballina Road. A detour along Mountain View Drive will be available with Bruxner Crescent only accessible to residents. Please refer to the provided map for alternative routes.




  • Wyrallah Road - Pavement Works (Jan 2023)

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    Following the 2022 natural disaster, Wyrallah Road suffered extensive damage. Works will begin from the end of January for pavement rehabilitation, please refer to the map provided for an overview of the location.


    All works will be completed under single lane traffic control, this will be implemented from January 30th 2023 for 4 months with a planned completion in late May 2023, subject to fine weather, between the hours of 7am and 5pm. This planned single lane road closure will allow Council to preform reconstruction work on Wyrallah Road preforming numerus tasks mentioned within this letter throughout the 500m stretch of the road.


    Funding has been secured through Transport for NSW. This funding is allocated to repair damage sustained during the February 2022 natural disaster only. Additional works required and subsequent funding for Wyrallah Road are being reviewed.


    We apologise in advance for access disruptions you may experience during these construction activities, and we thank you in anticipation of your cooperation and patience during these essential works.

    Map outlining approximate location of the Wyrallah Road single lane closure

    What are the works?


    The works will reconstruct and rehabilitate approximately 500m of Wyrallah Road. These works include removing approximately 400mm of shoulder material and replacing this section with roadbase through the first 100m of the project from Lismore. Then, approximately 100mm of the existing surface will be overlaid and stabilised. Throughout the remaining 250m length of the road, crews will remove unsuitable material to an approximate depth of 600mm below existing heights and replace it with 500mm of rock, and 350mm of roadbase. This will result in an increased road height of approximately 250mm from the existing height to the finish surface height. Throughout this construction process drainage works, kerb installation and subsoil installation will also be completed.


    When are the works taking place?

    Works are scheduled to start from January 30th and are expected to take about four months to complete, subject to fine weather conditions. Daily work hours will mostly be between 7am and 5pm weekdays, although there may be some weekend work.


    What will be the traffic controls/detours?

    Due to the intensive nature of roadworks and associated traffic controls, there will unfortunately be some traffic disruptions. These traffic controls will include single land road closure. This will ensure the roadworks are completed in a timely manner, with safety as a predominant factor, by eliminating traffic through a single lane of this road throughout the construction footprint. Throughout the construction period there may be periods where 24/7 portable traffic lights will be needed to keep a travel lane closed overnight.

    Local access to residences will be maintained by actively managing residents’ needs within the construction footprint to allow access to homes, however, please be aware of delays. Electronic billboard signage will notify motorists of detours via Lismore and Tregeagle Road. Updates will also be available via Live Traffic NSW and Your Say (page details below). Road users are advised to seek alternate routes, as single lane closures are likely to cause heavy traffic delays.

    Please commute through the job sites at low speed, obey traffic control instructions and drive carefully.


    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 council@lismore.nsw.gov.au and include the title ‘Wyrallah Road – Pavement Works.’

  • Cawongla Road – Culvert Update (Jan 2023)

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    Work have commenced on Cawongla Road to replace two culverts that suffered significant damage during the 2022 floods. These works are being completed with great cooperation from the public and LCC thank you, the community, for following detours during these works.

    Council crews are currently working hard to compete works excavation and installation of pipes which are anticipated to be completed this week in preparation for backfilling works and reconstruction of roadway embankment. The below images show aerial views of the current progress along with the pipe installation works for the North and South site.  


    Waste Removal

    We would like to advise residences that waste collections will remain as normal during this period, however there is a minor change of waste collections around site 2 and affected residences will be advised in writing. Waste collection services are outlined below for affected residents around site 2:

    • Friday 13 January: General Waste and Recycling

    • Thursday 19 January: General Waste

    • Thursday 26 January: General Waste and Recycling

    • Thursday 2 February: General Waste

    • Thursday 9 February: General Waste and Recycling



    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 council@lismore.nsw.gov.au and include the title Cawongla Road – January Update.

  • Tuntable Creek Road - Flood Recovery (Jan 2023)

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    Progress Update - January 2023

    Tuntable Creek Road experienced significant damage during the February 2022 natural disaster. 11 notable landslips have been logged with a major landslip closing the road north of intersection with Rose Road. Prior to Christmas, works commenced on a temporary solution to open the road under traffic-controlled conditions. The temporary solution is subject to accelerated design development with geotechnical investigations occurring at the same time as the construction works.


    To date the following works have been completed:

    • Clearing of site for detailed geological mapping
    • Drilling under geotechnical engineering supervision to determine failure mechanism and soil profile
    • Installation of piezometers and inclinometers to monitor movement and ground water levels
    • Construction of working platform below slip
    • Completion of soil nailing and shotcrete below slip to retain the remaining road reserve


    The works crew will remobilise to the site on Monday the 9th of January. The next stages of the construction consist of:

    • Excavate into the slope above the road
    • Install 49 soil nails and 100m2 shotcrete
    • Reconstruct pavement through the slip zone
    • Install light traffic control and open one lane


    Due to the volatile nature of the slip, care is being taken when undertaking these works ensuring safety for the construction team. The work method is under review and modified where required as the works progress based on data from testing and on-site observations. Innovative products are being trialled to reduce grout loss and staged excavations planned to reduce risk from adverse weather.


    Currently a complete closure of Tuntable Creek Road, north of Rose Road to Beardow Road will remain in place. Including no access for pedestrians, motorbikes, scooters, and bikes. LCC and its contractors would like to thank the public for their patience with these works and also thank local property owners for their assistance.


    The works are expected to be complete in February and further updates will be provided as the works commence on the upper slope.


    The photos provided outline the road site and embankment failure before restoration works started.


    Image 1 Road Site


    Image 2 Embankment failure before restoration works


    Pictures are also provided of the restoration effort including works performed by a 16-tonne hydraulic crawler mounted drill rig. This remote operated machine is designed for safe access to undertake geotechnical restoration works and is drilling around 8m into the embankment.

    Image 3 Restoration works


    Image 4 Restoration work


    Additionally, to receive updates directly please contact Lismore City Council via email council@lismore.nsw.gov.au or call (02) 6625 0500 to register your preferred contact details and feedback. Please reference ‘Tuntable Creek Road’ in your correspondence.

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

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    ROADS & BRIDGES FLOOD RESTORATION PROJECT UPDATE

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


    CURRENT WORKS – SEALED & UNSEALED ROADS

    Jiggi Road

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

    Jiggi Road before and after images

    Ashlin Road

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

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

    Upper Tuntable Falls Road

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

    Upper Tuntable Falls Road before and after images


    Wallace Road

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

    Wallace Road before and after images

    COMPLETED WORKS – EMERGENCY ROAD REPAIRS

    Tatham Road

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

    Tatham Road before and after images

    Tucki Road

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

    Tucki Road before works image

    CURRENT WORKS – SEALED ROADS

    Riverbank Road

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

    Riverbank Road before and after

    CURRENT WORKS – UNSEALED ROADS

    Corndale Road

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

    Corndale Road before and after images


    East Road

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

    East Road before and after images


    Terania Creek Road

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

    Terania Creek Road before and after images


    CURRENT WORKS – EMERGENCY ROAD REPAIRS

    Keerrong Road

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

    Keerrong Road works


    Tuntable Creek Road

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

    Tuntable Creek Road works

    Leycester Road

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


    Leycester Road before works



    CURRENT WORKS – DRAINAGE WORKS

    Keerrong Road

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

    Keerrong Road works


    CURRENT WORKS – RESTORATION WORKS

    Tuntable Creek Road

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


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

    Restoration works


    FUTURE WORKS - SEALED ROADS

    Cawongla Road / Quilty Road

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

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    Council plans to undertake roadworks on two landslip sites on Nimbin Road that have been identified as significantly impacted by the February 2022 natural disaster, based on pre and post disaster assessments.


    Funding has been secured through Transport for NSW. This funding is allocated to repair damage sustained during the February 2022 natural disaster only.


    The works are expected to occur over 6 months from Mid-March 2023 subject to weather, contractor, and material availability. Traffic control lights remain in place and existing single lane traffic control will remain in place during the works period.




    What do the works involve?

    • Landslip repairs: Stabilisation works to allow repair of landslip and reinstatement of road and guardrail barrier
    • Signs and line marking: Line marking and guideposts.
    • Vegetation management: Manage roadside vegetation to remove obstacles, improve sight distances, and clearances for signage.
    • Drainage maintenance: Re-excavate open drains and remove flood sediment as required. Minor drainage works will be completed prior to pavement works commencing.


    Road users are advised to follow signage and expect delays as these works are completed.



    Community Notification
    Traffic management alterations will take place on the 19th of January 2023, this will result in disruption to traffic at the Nimbin Road landslips.


    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 council@lismore.nsw.gov.au and include the title ‘Nimbin Road – Flood Restoration Works.’

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