Weekly Works Schedule

Schedule for week beginning Monday 12 April 2021

PLEASE NOTE: Some programmed and routine works for this week have been delayed as works teams continue clean up efforts post flood event. Council appreciates your understanding

FEATURED WORKS

GENERAL WORKS

  • Responding to service requests raised by the community

WATER & WASTEWATER WORKS

Road users are requested to exercise care in the vicinity of these works and adhere to traffic controls in place. Weather permitting
  • Responding to service requests raised by the community
  • Routine maintenance to Shire water and sewer mains and treatment plants

BITUMEN PATCHING & ASPHALT WORKS 

Road users are requested to exercise care in the vicinity of these works and adhere to traffic controls in place. Weather permitting

Reseal Preparation (2020/21 Reseal Preparation Program):

  • Selected streets in Raleigh (Walter Street and Queen Street)
  • Minor works on currently prepared reseal roads to correct surface damage following recent weather event (Deervale Road, Prices Road, Clarks Road and McIndoes Road)
  • Re-commencement of edge grading to selected sections over full length of North Bank Road for reseal preparation

Bitumen Patching:

  • Urgent pothole patching in response to service requests from the public across the Plateau and Coast

MAINTENANCE GRADING, RESEALS AND SLASHING OPERATIONS

Road users are requested to exercise care in the vicinity of these works and adhere to traffic control in place. Weather permitting

Grading Operations (Heavy Formation Grading / Gravel Resheeting / Flood Damage Rectification / Reseal Preparation):

  • Timboon Road flood damage grading (to return to finalise works once conditions have improved post flood event)
  • Flood damage repairs to a damaged pipe culvert on Rodgers Road East in Megan
  • Finalisation of works at Coronation Park in Dorrigo
  • Re-commencing Coramba Road flood damage grading 
  • Reseals of local roads on both plateau and coast by Council's Contractors APS (2020/21 Program), re-commencing shortly in Deervale area (weather permitting)
  • Road assessment teams continuing to assess recent damage on the road network from the December 2020 and March 2021 flood events, across both the Coast and Plateau

Motorists to be aware of trucks and machinery on the road during works and drive to conditions. Works may be under traffic control and motorists are requested to follow all directions

Slashing Operations:

  • Spraying of roadside edges on all 'reseal roads' to reduce grass regrowth prior to new bitumen resealing program getting underway
  • Completion of slashing to Darkwood Road through to Cool Creek
  • Commencement of slashing to sealed section of Kalang Road, starting at Bowraville Road intersection
  • Continuation of vegetation trimming to full length of unsealed section on Kalang Road to improve road safety, visability, remove overhanging vegetation following March flood event, and to expose slip areas for further inspection and scoping works
  • Slashing to Tyringham Road commencing at Waterfall Way, and to the North Dorrigo area

Motorists to be aware that there will be mobile slashing works being undertaken, comply with appropriate signage in place and obey directions from traffic controllers

TOWN MAINTENANCE AND PARKS & RESERVES

Residents are requested to exercise care in the vicinity of these works and adhere to controls in place. Weather permitting
  • General town maintenance including mowing and edge trimming of all parks and reserves, cleaning of public amenities, garbage run etc in each township
  • Installation of fencing, softfall and landscaping to Coronation Park in Dorrigo
  • Select tree pruning including those behind Diggers Tavern, Piggott Park and Hyde Street Bellingen
  • Weeding, mulching and fertilising of gardens in the Bellingen and Urunga townships
  • Furniture and signage maintenance in Urunga and Bellingen
  • Responding to service requests raised by the community

WATERFALL WAY & ROUTINE MAINTENANCE

Residents are requested to exercise care in the vicinity of these works and adhere to controls in place. Weather permitting

General Works:

  • Periodic defect reporting/safety inspections
  • Pothole repairs
  • Spraying of roadside furnishings
  • Cleaning of shoulders and under armco railing

Project Works:

Safety Improvements on Waterfall Way West of Thora

Works commenced Monday 22 February 2021 on a one kilometre section of Waterfall Way near Little North Arm Road, approximately 4.5 kilometres west of Thora. The works will involve widening and replacing the pavement, widening the road shoulders, improving road geometry, upgrading safety barriers in each direction and enhancing line marking. The project has been made possible by a joint partnership with Transport for New South Wales under the Safer Roads Program.

The project will be undertaken between 7am to 6pm weekdays, and from 8am to 1pm Saturdays, with the expected completion forecast for the end of June, weather permitting.

Lane closures and a 40km/h speed limit will be in place during work hours and may affect travel times. Motorists should allow up to 10 minutes extra travel time during this work.

Project Information - Safety Improvements on Waterfall Way West of Thora

BRIDGE MAINTENANCE & CONSTRUCTION

Residents are requested to exercise care in the vicinity of these works and adhere to controls in place. Weather permitting

Dangar Falls Viewing Platforms:

Installation of new viewing platforms and new interpretive signage shelter, and upgrade to existing walkway, footpath and pavement upgrade to the existing car park.

Pouring of footpaths and landscaping to the site will commence this week.

Works at the site are ongoing, with closure of the viewing platform necessary to facilitate the upgrade. Recent rock slip necessitates temporary closure of Falls Walk also.

Temporary Closure of Tallowwood Point Bridge on Promised Land Road, Gleniffer:

Following the immediate emergency closure of this bridge, investigations have been undertaken by Council Engineers and specialist structural engineers, identifying further defects within the structure. The structure has been recommended to remain closed until replacement can occur.  

Detailed design for replacement structure is underway. Replacement of the structure will be undertaken upon the completion of currently scheduled works – construction dates will be advised.

Tallowwood Point Bridge is located 7.2 kms along on Promised Land Road from the Gleniffer 4-way intersection at Gleniffer.  Access can be maintained either side of this bridge on the Promised Land Road.

Council apologises for any inconvenience this closure for safety precaution may cause to motorists and residents.

WEED & VEGETATION MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS

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