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News 4 July 2017

Drilling rigs will be operating on Farrants, Reserve Creek, Fernvale and Eviron roads this week. Traffic controllers will be in place.

Road Wrap week starting 18 July 2017

As at 4 July 2017, Council had repaired 460 road damage sites after the 31 March flood and had some 1054 more to do. Some 50 of them will require significant engineering expertise including design. These jobs will be contracted out. Most of the rest also will be undertaken by a contract workforce working through the damage list on a prioritised basis. The estimated roads and bridges damages bill to date is $23.5 million.

Flood repairs: This week work continues on Byrrill Creek Road, including forming and sealing the approach to the bridge (Kyogle Road end); various locations on Stokers, Cadell, Glenock, Bonnydoon, South Pumpenbil, Limpinwood and Palmers roads and Braeside Drive. Causeway repair and sealing on Tyalgum Creek Road and slip repairs on Brays Creek and Byrrill Creek roads.

Caution still required on:
  • Booka Road, Upper Crystal Creek. Only larger vehicles can get through road at second culvert, plus landslip. Crews have finished the temporary repair. Further permanent work to follow.
  • Brays Creek Road, Brays Creek. Landslip between Tyalgum Road and Pumpenbil Road.
  • Clothiers Creek Road weight limit 4.5t. Road open to traffic however between Norths Lane and Condor Place has a weight limit of 4.5 tonne applies due to slip damage. Heavy vehicles need to use alternate routes. This area is under temporary traffic lights.
  • Cudgera Creek Road, Burringbah. Closed towards Burringbah end due to landslip. Can access to either side but not through.
  • Doon Doon Road, Doon Doon. One lane traffic flow at first bridge due to bridge abutment scour.
  • Garden of Eden Road, Tomewin. Road is open to local traffic to the Queensland border.
  • Glengarrie Road, Glengarrie. Landslip.
  • Hogans Road, Bilambil. Open with one-lane access. Temporary traffic lights in place.
  • Jekyll Bridge over Pirch Creek, Kyogle Road. Open however there is rough road surface damage so drive with caution.
  • Kirbys Road, Limpinwood. Landslip.
  • Kyogle Road. Trafficable but drive with caution.
  • Meadows Place, Uki. Caution large potholes.
  • Midjinbil Road, Doon Doon. Caution one-lane flow to 4WD only. Landslip and bridge approaches and culverts washed out.
  • Mr Burrell Road, extreme caution required as slippery in the wet.
  • Swifts Road Tyalgum. Cul-de-sac road washed out.
  • Tomewin Road, Kynnumboon. Open. Top landslips have been cleared but drive with caution.
  • Tweed Valley Way at Greenhills, South Murwillumbah. One lane open. Temporary repairs complete with temporary traffic lights in place.
  • Tyalgum Road, Tyalgum at Rocky Cutting. Please use caution due to extensive damage. Temporary traffic lights are in place.
  • Upper Crystal Creek Road, Upper Crystal Creek. Caution road washed out at the end of the road and caution required at the creek crossing.
Temporary traffic lights: Clothiers Creek Road, Tweed Valley Way (Blacks Drain) for flood repair works. Fraser Drive, between Vintage Lakes Drive and Acacia Street, Banora Point (sub-development work).

Road closures: Major upgrade of Tumbulgum Road, between Sunnyside Lane and Old Ferry Road, Murwillumbah (6-month closure). Commercial Road, Murwillumbah, Boat Ramp Facility: North and middle access to the boat ramp will be closed. South access will remain open. Local road closures and detours Mahers Lane, Terranora.

1-4 hour road closures for asphalt rejuvenation works on Wednesday in Bogagar at Kauri, Jacaranda, Kurrajong and Alamanda Avenues, Tweed Coast Road (access road near Banksia Avenue) and Myrtle Street; on Thursday in Pottsville at Caroline Street, Peters, Westminster, Diana, Sarah and Hampton courts; and on Friday in Murwillumbah at Auro Court and Sovereign Way.

Stop/slow flagmen, expect long delays: Road rehabilitation (removing old pavement and re-applying seal and asphalt) Phillip Street, Chinderah.

Stop/slow flagmen, expect delays: Stormwater drainage, kerb and gutter and new pavement Hillcrest Avenue, between James Road and Ridgeway Street, Tweed Heads. Road upgrade Queensland Road at Cane Road intersection; patching Kyogle Road near Mount Burrell. Culvert reconstruction Palmvale Road, Palmvale. Revetment works Tweed Valley Way, South Murwillumbah. Limited delays roadworks associated with sub-developments on Fraser Drive, between Parkes Lane and Glen Ayr Drive, Banora Point. Limited delays on Henry Lawson Drive, between Coach Road and the Tennis Courts, due to road reconstruction associated with subdivision works. Construction site footpath closure Wharf Street, Tweed Heads.

Road closures and road works

Tweed Shire Council is responsible for all public roads within the shire except the Pacific Motorway, which is the responsibility of Roads and Maritime Services (telephone 131 700).

Council maintains its roads and roadside reserves within the limits of its budget and resources.

Following the March 2017 flood, Council undertook an intensive inspection and assessment of shire roads and believes it has a good picture of the road damage throughout the shire. Thus, it asks residents to only report "new" damage. To do so, please see Report a Problem or Contact Council.

Last Updated: 18 July 2017