The Mt Warning Road and National Park have been closed to the public since the March 30 floods, but this Monday (29 May) they are set to re-open – with a warning from officials to be take care when in the area.
In a statement, the Tweed Shire Council said: “Flood repair works on the road will continue for some time yet as only the critical safety repairs have been completed to date. At some time, the road may need to be closed again as additional repair work is scheduled.
The Council said traffic controllers will be in place on the Mt Warning Road – as well as other roads in the Tweed region – as flood repair works continue. And the Council’s Manager of Infrastructure Delivery Tim Mackney warned visitors to take extra caution on the roads even after light rain, because many areas are still prone to slippage and rock falls in wet weather.
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“The road you travel on today may not be the same road tomorrow,” cautioned Mr Mackney.
The announcement to re-open Mt Warning comes as the Tweed Shire Council warns it could take up to 12 months before most of the flood damage in the region is fixed – and some more complicated or lower-priority jobs may take up to three years before they’re completed.