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Road Wrap week starting 19 September 2017

Temporary traffic lights: Clothiers Creek Road, Tweed Valley Way (Blacks Drain) for flood repair works.

Road closures: Nullum Street, from Condong to Hartigan streets, Murwillumbah (detour via Riverview Street). Tumbulgum Road, between Sunnyside Lane and Old Ferry Road, Murwillumbah (to Christmas 2017).

Stop/slow flagmen, expect delays: Roadworks Duranbah Road, Duranbah, between Loders Road and Andersons Road. Drainage upgrade Nullum Street, from Lavender Creek to Condong Street, Murwillumbah. Drainage, kerb and gutter, and road construction, Gray Street, Tumbulgum. Constructing sewer main Fraser Drive, from Botanical Circuit to Amaroo Drive, Banora Point. Stormwater drainage, kerb and gutter and new pavement Hillcrest Avenue, between James Road and Ridgeway Street, Tweed Heads. Road patching Kyogle Road near Mount Burrell. Culvert reconstruction Palmvale Road, Palmvale. Revetment works Tweed Valley Way, South Murwillumbah. Footpath closure Wharf Street, Tweed Heads. Stormwater culvert construction, Spring Valley Road, Cudgera Creek. Cycleway construction Fraser Drive (most work off shoulder but some delays). Limited delays on Henry Lawson Drive, between Coach Road and the Tennis Courts, due to road reconstruction associated with subdivision works.

Resealing works this week weather permitting – Broadway Lane, Binalong Court, Burringbar Road, Upper Burringbar; Bluegum Court, Crabbes Creek and Pimble Valley Road, Crabbes Creek.

Flood repairs

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.

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.

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 September 2017