Roads and Bridges update

Kempsey Shire Council

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  • The Bureau of Meteorology issued a final flood warning for the Macleay River, no further flooding is anticipated from this rainfall event.
  • NSW SES issued a Return Safely announcement for the Lower Macleay
  • An evacuation warning is still current for Stuarts Point
  • Bridges are opening this morning but it is essential that drivers do not use closed bridges even if they appear to be clear
  • Crescent Head Road at the Corduroy is OPEN FOR ESSENTIAL USE ONLY under a pilot vehicle arrangement for high clearance vehicles
  • Waste facilities are open as usual

BRIDGES

Bridges that cross the Macleay River upstream of Kempsey are progressively opening.

It is critical that you abide by the bridge closures.

Mud and debris remains on the bridge decks and staff must inspect the structures for any damage prior to opening.

Please be patient while inspections occur, we hope to have these bridges open during the course of the weekend.

  • Sherwood Bridge is CLOSED
  • Turners Flat Bridge is OPEN
  • Temagog Bridge is CLOSED
  • Toorooka Bridge is CLOSED
  • Bellbrook Bridge is CLOSED
  • Dungay Creek Causeway is CLOSED
  • Dowlings Falls Causeways is CLOSED

CLOSED ROADS

Armidale Road at Blackbird Flat to Forest Way within the Armidale Regional Council’ LGA area is CLOSED

Belmore River Left Bank Road is CLOSED

Belmore River Right Bank Road is CLOSED

Eden Street is OPEN

Euroka Road – at Theresa Street is CLOSED

Gladstone Street underpass is CLOSED

Hickeys Creek Road, Millbank is CLOSED

Kinchela Creek Left Bank Road is CLOSED

Kinchela Creek Right Bank Road is CLOSED

Loftus Road is CLOSED

Macleay Valley Way (Smith Street) – near Shell Service Station to Frederickton is CLOSED

Maria River Road is CLOSED

Nicholson Street/Macquarie Street – at intersection is CLOSED

Old Station Road is CLOSED

Saleyards Road – at both ends is CLOSED

Seale Road is CLOSED

Second Lane is CLOSED

Wide Street below Showground is CLOSED

OPEN ROADS

Crescent Head Road at the Corduroy is OPEN FOR ESSENTIAL USE ONLY under a pilot vehicle arrangement for high clearance vehicles

Bloomfield Street is OPEN

Collombatti Road – near the tea tree farm is OPEN

Crescent Head Road at Rudders Lagoon is OPEN

Eden Street is OPEN

Macleay Valley Way between Frederickton and Plummers Lane is OPEN

Old Aerodrome Road is OPEN

Plummers Lane is OPEN

Queen Street Causeway, South Kempsey is OPEN

Smithtown Road is OPEN

South West Rocks Road between Gladstone and Jerseyville is OPEN

South West Rocks Road between Red Hill and Gladstone is OPEN

Stuart Street is OPEN

Summer Island Road is OPEN

FLOODGATES

All flood mitigation structures are closed:

  • Kinchela Creek cross over and relief gates are CLOSED
  • Belmore River cross over and relief gates are CLOSED
  • Christmas Creek Flood Gates are CLOSED
  • Euroka Creek Flood Gates are CLOSED
  • Ryan’s Cut Outlet remains open to the ocean.
  • Big Hill Outlet remains open to the ocean.

NEXT UPDATE

Updates will be issued as bridges open today and a further update in this fashion around 4.30pm.

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