UNSEALED ROAD MAINTENANCE PROGRAM
Gunnedah Shire Council has released a detailed program covering the next six weeks of unsealed road maintenance activities. This program will be updated on a weekly basis. It is a guide only, as Council continually assesses roads and prioritises activities for completion.
As a result of the recent flood events, we are in a reactive phase of scheduling to address the most severe defects in the unsealed road network first. Reactive works will take at least three months from 7 November 2022 based on the December 2021 flood experience. Activities will focus on gravel patching and grading works to address washouts where water has crossed roads.
The cyclic maintenance grading program will re-commence once Council has attended to the extensive list of reactive works required following the recent flood events.
We ask for your patience as we address flood damage to the roads. Please drive to the conditions and do not enter closed roads.
To view the latest program, click here: 20231102_Unsealed Road Maintenance Schedule
GENERAL ROAD CLOSURES AND ONGOING WORKS
The following Road Closure Information provides updates on closures and changed traffic conditions due to Flooding/Bushfires, Traffic Accidents or Planned Roadworks.
LAST UPDATE: Tuesday, 1 August 2023, 0818hrs
For further information on State Highways, please click on the link to visit the Live Traffic NSW website.
|ROAD CLOSED - between Kamilaroi Highway and Piallaway Road.|
|ROAD CLOSED - between Reading Road and Bushs Lane. Road open for residents only.|
|OPEN WITH CAUTION – between Grain Valley Road and Heffernon Road. Damage to the Ted Griffiths Bridge guardrail. Speed restrictions apply.|
|Mooki River Road
|ROAD CLOSED – at the Mooki River crossing between Maitland Street and Bulunbulun Road. Ongoing work.|
|Goran Lake Road
|ROAD CLOSED – between Nea Siding Road and South Wandobah Road.|
|OPEN WITH CAUTION - between Kamilaroi Highway and Liverpool Plains Shire Council boundary.|
|CLOSED - at Simson Bridge between Long Point Road and Pullaming Road.|
|OPEN WITH CAUTION - between Kelvin Road and Wean Road.|
|ROAD CLOSED - on the black soil section of the road.|
OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION:
- Drivers may be liable for any damage that they cause to a road that is closed to their vehicle type
- Travelling on roads covered with water is extremely dangerous and should be avoided
- Road conditions can change without warning and drivers should travel with caution
- Unsealed roads damage very easily when they are wet and only essential journeys should be undertaken until these roads dry out
- Council priortises repairs with higher trafficked roads and bus routes usually receiving attention first.
The road closure information is as accurate as possible at the time it is entered. However as conditions change quickly, this information should be used as a guide only. Council makes no statements, representations or warranties about the accuracy, currency, reliability or completeness of the information.
Road users are reminded to not enter flood water and deliberate disobeying of road closure signs may result in police prosecution.