Capital Works Update: March 2022

At its March meeting, council received an update on the progress of its major capital works projects.

Council has noted that the recent heavy rain and flooding will cause significant delays to all council capital works projects due to resources being diverted to emergency works and clean-up operations.

This is expected to create a minimum of four weeks’ delay to the delivery schedule for these projects.

  • Paterson River Road and Salisbury Road: Drainage, pavement and sealing works undertaken, with guardrail installation undertaken on Flat Tops Road.

    These works are funded by council’s Special Rate Variation (SRV).
     
  • Clarence Town Road, Segment 1: Rehabilitation is being undertaken on the $1.83M priority segment of Clarence Town Road, with Segment 2 works (Clarence Town Road and Glen William Road intersection) also underway.

    Council crews have also commenced work on Clarence Town Road at the Hanleys Creek Road intersection (Segment 7).
     
  • A safety upgrade has commenced on Gresford Road at the Clements Road intersection.

    1.4km road will be upgraded under combined funding from the Australian Government’s Black Spot program, NSW Regional Roads Repair Program and council funds.

    In addition, guardrail installation is taking place on Clarence Town Road, north of Brentwood Drive, as part of the Black Spot works program.
     
  • Archinals, Bruxner and Mary Carlton’s bridge replacements: The new Mary Carlton’s bridge was the first of 23 timber bridge replacements under the NSW Government’s Fixing Country Bridges program to be opened to traffic, with the new bridge opening just before Christmas. Guardrail works were undertaken during February.

    Work is continuing on both Bruxner bridge and Archinals bridge, which are anticipated to be open shortly.