REPAIR WORK CONTINUES ON SUMMERLAND WAY, NORTH KYOGLE
Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George today announced the final stage of landslip repair work will start this week on The Summerland Way about 35 kilometres north of Kyogle near Imbreys Road.
“The work will involve placing rock fill to stabilise the road edge and allow it to be returned to two way traffic,” Mr George said.
“The Summerland Way is an important route connecting Grafton, Casino and Kyogle to the Mt Lindesay Highway.
“Maintaining the road when slips happen is important and the $3 million state funded work is a priority.
“In April 2012 a landslip occurred at the site, damaging the safety barrier along the road edge.
“Due to the nature of the slip and its proximity to traffic, speed restrictions have been in place to ensure road user safety.
“In June 2012 the slip worsened and traffic through the site had to be reduced to a single lane and closed to heavy vehicles.
“The first stage of the project, involved specialist soil treatment work to prevent future slips.
“This treatment work ensures it will be safe for heavy vehicles to use the road.
“It is expected the final stage of the repairs will be completed by March, weather permitting,” Mr George said.