Roads and bridges affected by flooding

Kempsey Shire Council

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Kempsey Shire Council Flood Road and Bridge Status as at 12.30pm Saturday 27 March 2021


Bridges are being inspected as the revel level falls before being declared open. Please exercise caution when crossing.

• Turners Flat Bridge is OPEN

• Sherwood Bridge is CLOSED – this bridge is currently being cleaned.

• Bellbrook Bridge is CLOSED – a large sour requires repair prior to opening.

• Temagog Bridge is CLOSED

• Toorooka Bridge is CLOSED – this bridge is currently being cleaned.

• Dungay Creek, Moparrabah Road and Dowlings Falls causeways are CLOSED


• Below is the list of current known road closures. There may be water over or adjacent to other roads – proceed with caution and drive to conditions:

• Water remains over the road in multiple locations. Please do not take unnecessary risks and do not drive through flood waters. Flood damage to road, bridge and drainage infrastructure could be present in several locations, if you are travelling exercise great caution.

• It is expected that key routes such as Hat Head Road, Crescent Head Road and Macleay Valley Way will continue to be impacted by this event.

• Mid North Coast Police have issued a warning to drivers not to attempt to cross the closed Crescent Head Road at the Corduroy.


• Plummers Lane between Summer Island Road and Macleay Valley Way

• Sea Street, between Marsh and Dangar Streets, West Kempsey

• Kemp Street between North and Wide Streets

• Macleay Valley Way between Plummers Lane and the Clybucca Rest Area

• Smithtown Road

• Crescent Head Road at Rudders Lagoon

• South West Rocks Road

• Armidale Road between Raspberry Road and Blackbird Flat

• Due to a landslip, Armidale Road at Schoolhouse Creek has ONE LANE OPEN. It is expected to remain that way for a number of days.

• Eden Street, Kempsey

• Lighthouse Road at South West Rocks

• Queen Street, South Kempsey

• Rudder Street (north of Bissett Street), East Kempsey

• Collombatti Road

• Mines Road

• Hickeys Creek Road

• Spooners Avenue

• Gowings Hill Road at Dungay Creek

• Old Station Road (Pola Creek area)


• Crescent Head Road at the Corduroy

• Macleay Valley Way between Kempsey and Frederickton

• Hat Head Road at South West Rocks Road.

• Plummers Lane between Summer Island Road and Macleay Valley Way

• The Gladstone Street / Kemp Street rail underpass

• Wide Street, between Kemp and Sea Street

• Cochrane Street at Leith Street

• Old Aerodrome Road

• Euroka Road

• Saleyards Road

• Verges Creek Road

• Theresa Street

• Second Lane

• Maria River Road

• Loftus Road (Belmore River end) at Crescent Head

• Belmore River Right & Left Bank Roads

• Kinchela Creek Right & Left Bank Roads

• Willi Willi Road west of Moparrabah Road

• Sundowner Road

Roads within the Kempsey CBD remain impacted by localised flooding.


Check out the updated list of are flood impacts to Council Services.

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