Roads update: repair efforts continue

Dubbo Regional Council (DRC) continues with the road repair across the Local Government Area.

Saxa Road, between the Mitchell and Golden Highways, was closed to all traffic except local residents on 5 October 2022 due to several large pavement failures which made the road dangerous to travel on.

DRC is continuing to undertake patching on the road as conditions become favourable, however it will remain closed due to the failure of Comobella Bridge. DRC’s Infrastructure Delivery team is planning to undertake temporary repairs on the Comobella Bridge, which are programmed to take place in February at this stage. Once repairs on the bridge are complete, Saxa Road will be able to re-open to all traffic.

Gollan Road was also impacted by various weather and flooding events in 2022 which caused substantial damage. The road is currently open to all traffic with signage in place advising drivers of the traffic hazards. Repair works for Gollan Road are currently being scheduled, however, any work undertaken will only be temporary and not reconstruction at this time.

Goolma Road which closed for a short period following adverse weather in October 2022 remains open to all traffic without any restrictions in place.

Mayor of Dubbo Regional Council, Councillor Mathew Dickerson was happy with the change in weather conditions since the start of summer.

“Warmer weather and lower rainfall has allowed our infrastructure crews to start repairs of damaged pavements and grading of our unsealed network across the region. We are moving on from the 2022 La Nina and are now focused on scheduling road repairs for the current year,” Councillor Dickerson said.

“A report will be prepared for the February Council meeting, outlining the proposed allocation of state government grant funding that is expected to be received to repair local roads and potholes.”

Stay informed about local road closures via the DRC website or via Live Traffic NSW for closures, repair works or upgrades on state roads.

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