The road repair bill alone for the Tweed Shire is already estimated to be nearly $20 million following the major flooding event in recent weeks which brought havoc to the region.
Already, the local council says there are around 1200 areas of the road that will need repair or remediation work.
In a statement, the Tweed Shire Council said they were on track to have a “temporary one-lane timber bridge across Byrrill Creek by mid may to replace the bridge washed away”. This will remain in place until a permanent bridge can be designed, funded and constructed.
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Contractors and Council crews are also working on a number of priority landslips and washouts on roads including:
- Tyalgum Creek;
- Lone Pine
- Rowlands Creek
- Hopkinds Creek
- Nobbys Creek Road
- Kyogle Road
- Tweed Valley Way
The Council also added that work has also begun on:
- bypassing the missing section of Manns Road;
- fixing the scours and table drains of Commissioners Creek Road;
- removing large tree debris from Byrrill Creek and Upper Burringbar roads;
- removing silt from Tweed Valley Way and Kyogle Road;
- unblocking a causeway on Urliup Road.