Flood damaged roads & bridges

 

Lobban Road, Wingham

Current situation:

  • Lobban Road at The Bight Bridge sustained a severe embankment failure.
  • Council contractors have already made temporary repairs to the embankment and road based on initial geotechnical investigation and assessment. These works have been undertaken as emergency works under the natural disaster guidelines.
  • The Bight Bridge also sustained severe scouring and undermining of the abutment. Emergency works have been completed to stabilise the abutment.
  • Road and bridge is now open.
  • Planning for a long term stabilisation strategy is still underway.

Future situation:

  • Long term strategies to undertake permanent repairs to the embankment and road will require geotechnical and civil designs, appointment of suitably qualified contractors and then works delivery. This process is currently in progress and is estimated to take anywhere up to 12 months based on contractor and materials availability. This work is being undertaken as essential public asset restoration through the provisions of the natural disaster guidelines.

Last updated 16 May 2022

Waukivory Road

Current situation:

  • Waukivory Road has sustained a severe landslip with the failure removing the entire road.
  • The road is impassable and closed to traffic at this point in time. 
  • Design is well underway to determine and develop the most cost-effective remediation solution.

Future situation:

  • Due to the size of the failure it is expected that the road could be closed for up to 12-15 more months. Bypassing options have been considered, however preferred possible alignments are within private property and/or utility easements and no viable alternative has been identified.
  • Long term strategies to repair the slip require the procurement of designs, appointment of suitably qualified contractors and then works delivery. This process is underway but may take anywhere up to 12months based on the approval process, and contractor and materials availability. This work is being undertaken as essential public asset restoration through the provisions of the natural disaster guidelines.   

Last updated 16 May 2022

Bulga Road - North of Swans Lane towards Elands

Current situation:

  • Bulga Road has sustained multiple landslips, both upslope and downslope failures. Since the floods, clean-up works have been undertaken. Council contractors and the ADF cleared most of the slips. More recently, further clean-up works on the existing drainage have been undertaken as emergency works under the natural disaster guidelines.
  • The road is now OPEN but there is a four-tonne load limit. It is important to remember that any further rain events could potentially lead to more delays and closures. 
  • Design and procurement documentation for long term stabilisation is complete. A contractor has been procured.
  • Works on this road will start in May, weather permitting.
  • To undertake the rehabilitation, the road will need to be closed for part of the day.
  • The plan is to stage the work so that the road will be accessible before 8.30am and after 3.30pm to enable access for the school bus and locals to come and go to work.
  • This disruption will occur for approximately 12 weeks.
  • Emergency Services will be informed of the planned closure for planning and coordination.
  • Details of the works were presented in a meeting held with the community on Wednesday 20 April. You can view the presentation here(PPTX, 3MB)  

Future situation: 

  • The road is being monitored regularly and any significant rain event may require further road closures.
  • This work is being undertaken as essential public asset restoration through the provisions of the natural disaster guidelines.

Last updated 16 May 2022

Wallanbah Road - Wallanbah, Seg 520 near The Bucketts Way

Current situation:

  • The road is open but limited to a single lane near the slip.
  • A contractor has been engaged to repair the larger slip at segment 520 and works will commence in May/June 2022.
  • Please drive to the conditions.
  • This work is being undertaken as essential public asset restoration through the provisions of the natural disaster guidelines.

Last updated 16 May 2022

The Den Road, Mooral Creek

Current situation:

  • The Den Road has sustained a serious landslip. Since the floods, clean-up work has been completed and Council contractors have already cleared the slip. The clean-up works were undertaken as emergency works under the natural disaster guidelines.
  • The road is now OPEN without load limits, but it is important to remember that any further rain events could potentially lead to more delays and closures.
  • A contractor has commenced specialist slope stabilisation on the sections of landslip and weather permitting these works should be completed in 4 to 6 weeks.

The work is being undertaken as essential public asset restoration through the provisions of the natural disaster guidelines.

Future situation: 

  • The road will be monitored regularly until permanent works are complete.

Last updated 16 May 2022

Scone Road

Current situation: 

  • Scone Road sustained multiple landslips during the March 2021 flood event, both upslope and downslope failures. Following the floods, initial clean up works to clear the slips were undertaken to open the road.
  • The road is now OPEN, but please note that there is still NO access through Barrington Tops Forest Road from Scone Road as it has sustained major structural damage. Barrington Tops Forest Road is managed by Forestry Corporation. 
  • Works to undertake long term specialist repairs on the damaged sections of road commenced in late April will continue for about the next 4-6 months.
  • The road is being monitored regularly, and it is important to remember that any significant rain event may cause hazardous conditions or require further road closures.

The work is being undertaken as essential public asset restoration through the provisions of the natural disaster guidelines. 

Last updated 16 May 2022

Mount Coxcomb Bridge #2

Current situation:

  • This bridge was destroyed during the flood event.
  • A temporary alternate access has been constructed downstream from the original bridge site to cater for vehicle movements.
  • Bridge design works are complete and contractors have been engaged.

Future situation:

  • Works are due to commence shortly.
  • This work is being undertaken as essential public asset restoration through the provisions of the natural disaster guidelines.

Last updated 16 May 2022

Mount Coxcomb Bridge #4

Current situation:

  • This bridge was destroyed during the flood event.
  • A temporary access has been constructed over the original bridge site to cater for vehicle movements.
  • Bridge design works are complete and contractors have been engaged.

Future situation:

  • Works are due to commence shortly.
  • This work is being undertaken as essential public asset restoration through the provisions of the natural disaster guidelines.

Last updated 16 May 2022

Gloucester Tops Road - near Berrico

Current situation:

  • Gloucester Tops Road, about 1km northwest of Cockadilly Road intersection has sustained some serious downslope failures as a result of the March flood.
  • The road is currently OPEN but restricted to a single lane in the landslip locations.
  • Procurement of a suitable contractors for this work is complete.
  • Due to resource availability and site priority, restoration works are anticipated to commence in about July

Future situation:

  • The road will be monitored regularly and any significant rain event may require further road closures.
  • This work is being undertaken as essential public asset restoration through the provisions of the natural disaster guidelines.   

Last updated 16 May 2022

Bundook Road - near Doon Ayre

Current situation:

  • Bundook Road has sustained a downslope failure a few hundred metres east of the intersection with Doon Ayre Road, as a result of the March flood.
  • The road is currently OPEN but restricted to a single lane in the landslip location.
  • Geotechnical investigations have been undertaken and a rectification solution developed.
  • It is anticipated a contractor will be procured to undertake this restoration work by August 2022

Future situation:

  • The work is being undertaken as essential public asset restoration through the provisions of the natural disaster guidelines.

Last updated 16 May 2022

Nowendoc Road - 300m east of Stokes Road Intersection

Current situation:

  • Nowendoc Road has sustained a downslope failure three hundred metres east of the intersection with Stokes Road, as a result of the March flood.
  • The road is open with no traffic restrictions.

Future situation:

  • Council's geotechnical engineer has been procured to provide advice on a long-term stabilisation solution. The works will need to be coordinated with ARTC.
  • Future works will likely cause minor traffic disruption but this is not expected to occur until mid 2022 due to prioritisation.

Last updated 16 May 2022

Machin Parade - Wingham

Current situation:

  • Machin Parade has sustained a downslope failure, as a result of the March flood.
  • The road is currently OPEN but a safety barrier has been installed and care should be taken when passing the affected area.

Future situation:

  • Council's geotechnical engineer has advised there is no need for further stabilisation works. 
  • The site will be monitored for further deterioration over the next 12 months to confirm this determination.

Last updated 16 May 2022

Bowman Farm Road

Current situation:

  • Bowman Farm Road has sustained a downslope failure 5.5km north of Thunderbolts way intersection, as a result of the March flood.
  • The road is currently OPEN and unrestricted in the landslip location, however works are proposed to mitigate further regression and loss of the road.
  • Geotechnical investigations have been procured to enable development of a long-term rectification solution.

Future situation:

  • This work is being undertaken as essential public asset restoration through the provisions of the natural disaster guidelines.
  • Long term strategies to repair the slips require the procurement of designs, appointment of suitably qualified contractors and then works delivery. This process is underway but may take anywhere up to 12months based on the approval process, and contractor and materials availability. This work is being undertaken as essential public asset restoration through the provisions of the natural disaster guidelines.   

Last updated 16 May 2022

Barrington Tops Forest Road

Please note, this road is managed by Forestry Corporation of NSW.

To stay updated on this closure, head to their website

Major structural damage sustained during the March 2021 wet weather event has forced the ongoing closure of Barrington Tops Forest Road due to the high risk the road might collapse. Detailed technical surveys are underway and significant structural works will be required to repair the damage.

Last updated 16 May 2022

 

Isaacs Lane

Current situation:

  • Isaacs lane suffered flood damage in two locations on the Crown Road section during both the March 2021 and March 2022 floods.
  • The road is currently OPEN but in poor condition.
  • Engineering investigations have been undertaken and a rectification solution has been developed.
  • The proposed scope and costs are now being agreed with TfNSW.

The work is being undertaken as essential public asset restoration through the provisions of the natural disaster guidelines.

Future situation:

  • Procurement for a suitable contractor is advanced and awaiting funding approval.

Last updated 16 May 2022

Horans Road

Current situation:

  • Horans Road suffered flood damage to a culvert during the March 2021 floods in the Crown Road section.
  • Temporary works have been carried out to enable access across the culvert.
  • The road is currently OPEN but in poor condition.
  • Engineering investigations have been undertaken and a rectification solution has been developed.
  • The proposed scope and costs are now being agreed with TfNSW.

The work is being undertaken as essential public asset restoration through the provisions of the natural disaster guidelines.

Future situation:

  • Procurement for a suitable contractor is advanced and awaiting funding approval.

Last updated 16 May 2022

Rawdon Vale Road

Current situation:

  • Rawdon Vale Road sustained a downslope failure as a result of the March flood.
  • 1 Km north of this landslide flood water has damaged a culvert.
  • The road is currently OPEN but in poor condition.
  • Engineering investigations have been undertaken and a rectification solution is currently being developed.

The work is being undertaken as essential public asset restoration through the provisions of the natural disaster guidelines.

Future situation:

  • Procurement for suitable contractors is underway.

Last updated 16 May 2022

 

Norwood Lane

Current situation:

  • Norwood lane has sustained a couple of large downslope failures a few hundred metres east of the intersection with Nowendoc Road, as a result of the March 2022 storms
  • The road is currently OPEN but restricted to a single lane in the landslip location.
  • Geotechnical investigations have been undertaken and a rectification solution is currently being developed.
  • Procurement for a suitable contractor is advanced and commencement of works are  awaiting funding approval.

The work is being undertaken as essential public asset restoration through the provisions of the natural disaster guidelines.

Last updated 16 May 2022

Black Flat Lane

Current situation:

  • Black Flat Lane sustained a significant damage in the March 2022 storms.
  • The road is currently CLOSED where the culvert 1.5km from Bulga Road has been completely washed away.
  • A rectification solution is currently being developed and once this is complete, funding approval and contractor procurement will be undertaken.
  • It is anticipated that works on this restoration will commence in Q3 2022.

The work is being undertaken as essential public asset restoration through the provisions of the natural disaster guidelines.

Last updated 16 May 2022

Thunderbolts Way

Current situation:

  • Thunderbolts Way sustained a series of significant upslope failures a few hundred metres of each other, about 5km south of Mares Run, as a result of the March 2022 storms.
  • Clean-up is has been competed to clear the road of debris.
  • The road is currently OPEN but drivers are warned to drive with caution.
  • Geotechnical investigations have been procured to enable development of long-term rectification solutions.

Future situation: 

  • Long term strategies to repair the slips require the procurement of designs, appointment of suitably qualified contractors and then works delivery. This process is underway but may take anywhere up to 12months based on the approval process, and contractor and materials availability. This work is being undertaken as essential public asset restoration through the provisions of the natural disaster guidelines.   

Last updated 16 May 2022

Moppy Road

Current situation:

  • Moppy Road has sustained a downslope failure 10km West of Rawdon Vale, as a result of the March flood.
  • The road is currently OPEN and unrestricted but stabilisation works are proposed to prevent regression affecting the road.
  • Geotechnical investigations have been procured to enable development of a long-term rectification solution.

Future situation: 

  • Long term strategies to repair the slips require the procurement of designs, appointment of suitably qualified contractors and then works delivery. This process is underway but may take anywhere up to 12months based on the approval process, and contractor and materials availability. This work is being undertaken as essential public asset restoration through the provisions of the natural disaster guidelines.   

Last updated 16 May 2022

 

Bowman Farm Road

Current situation:

  • Bowman Farm Road has sustained a downslope failure 5.5km north of Thunderbolts way intersection, as a result of the March flood.
  • The road is currently OPEN and unrestricted in the landslip location, however works are proposed to mitigate further regression and loss of the road.
  • Geotechnical investigations have been procured to enable development of a long-term rectification solution.

    The work is being undertaken as essential public asset restoration through the provisions of the natural disaster guidelines.

Future situation: 

  • Long term strategies to repair the slips require the procurement of designs, appointment of suitably qualified contractors and then works delivery. This process is underway but may take anywhere up to 12months based on the approval process, and contractor and materials availability. This work is being undertaken as essential public asset restoration through the provisions of the natural disaster guidelines.   

Last updated 16 May 2022