PLAN AHEAD OF MAJOR WORK ON SUMMERLAND WAY NORTH OF KYOGLE
A small army of workers will descend on Summerland Way near Kyogle next month to carry out road safety improvement work.
Nationals Member for Lismore, Thomas George said the work around 36 kilometres north of the town will involve piling to stabilise the embankment.
“Around 1500 motorists rely on Summerland Way to get from A to B each day, which is why this work is important,” Mr George said.
“Repairing the slopes to improve road user safety is planned to be carried out between Monday 12 and Wednesday 28 March.
“The road will need to be closed temporarily from 8pm until 2am each night to allow work to be carried out safely and efficiently and with the minimum possible traffic disruptions.”
Mr George said the daily plan for work is to pre-bore pile holes from around 2pm with stop/slow conditions in place with major piling to be carried out from around 8pm when the Summerland Way is closed to traffic.
“The road will reopen once the piles are installed,” Mr George said.
“Piles are large columns generally made from reinforced concrete or steel and will be used to create a stable slope foundation and for this particular project, driven steel piles will be used.”
Community members who may be impacted by the road closures are encouraged to contact Roads and Maritime Services on 131 782 as soon as possible.