Tweed Shire road closures

Wednesday 5 April, 2017

Nine roads cut or closed with some school bus services affected

Council prioritising repairs and urgent stabilisation work

Council is continuing to work today to repair damaged roads that are extremely dangerous or where communities are still isolated.

Council is working to keep the MyRoadsInfo site up to date but alternatively residents can find the latest list of road condition reports and closures on the Council website at http://www.tweed.nsw.gov.au/RoadWorks.

This is updated twice a day.

Council is advising heavy vehicle operators that Clothiers Creek Road between Norths Lane and Condor Place is reducing the weight limit applied to 4.5t due to slip damage to the road. Heavy vehicle operators need to use alternate routes which may have an impact on school bus services that use this road.

Today, Council has prioritised work on nine roads that are closed because they are too dangerous or impassable.

They are: Mt Warning, Tomewin, Manns, Couchy Creek, Dungay Creek, Palmvale, Porters, Solomons and Spring Valley roads.

The damage to some of these roads has small communities still isolated.

Council also is assessing the condition of Byrrill Creek Bridge to get a temporary repair as soon as possible. Any repair may still take three to four weeks.

Today Council also will be working on Piggabeen Road Bridge No 155 (timber bridge) to effect temporary repairs.

Priority roads are being washed free of mud and dirt once waters have receded sufficiently, including Tweed Valley Way and Bartletts Road which are carrying heavy traffic taking loads of rubbish and flood debris to the tip at Stotts Creek.

Today Council is closing Riverside Drive, Tumbulgum, to emergency services vehicles and local residents only, as heavy flows of sight-seeing traffic is hampering efforts to clean Tumbulgum, and for Council’s Water and Wastewater Unit to access properties to get the entire sewerage system cleared of blockages and operational.

“The information we are providing is the best source of truth we have but in emergency situations where access is difficult and, given that Council lost 90 per cent of its own fleet, our information may not be complete,” said Director Engineering David Oxenham.

“Residents can contact Council on 6670 2400 to report any major road damage not listed below but we ask you not to report portholes or minor damage at this stage.

“Over the coming weeks, our crews will get out on every road and assess the damage to compile our program of works to repair.”

To view the full list of updated road closures please visit: http://www.tweed.nsw.gov.au/RoadWorks.

This is updated twice a day.

Wednesday 5 April, 2017

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