News / Community / Featured / 12th May 2021
Council identifies damaged roads
While the rural road network was impacted by significant rainfall during March, Warrumbungle Shire Council has advised there has not been significant widespread damage.
However, many unsealed roads require maintenance before they areconsideredtobeatan acceptable standard.
“The rainfall in March caused the closure of many roads due to water over the road,” said Kevin Tighe, Council’s director of technical services.
“Whilst most roads are now open, there are some roads where water is trapped on the road due to a build up of sediment in the waterway.
“Council has received several complaints from property owners and motorists who reported damage to their vehicles after driving through water over a road.”
Mr Tighe said they had identified an issue with Merrygoen Creek, which has affected the condition of Yarrow Road in Mendooran.
He said Council had approached the State Government for assistance to clean out the creek.
Mr Tighe said Council was also aware of the many causeways and bridge structures that sustained damage during flood events in February and April last year.
“The damage mostly relates to erosion on the downstream side of the structure and this has reduced the travel width on some roads,” Mr Tighe explained.
In the meantime, motorists are being urged to use extra caution when navigating the local road network.