Major Waterfall Way stablity work complete east of Dorrigo
15 October 2020
The traffic lights have been packed away, line marking has been completed and Waterfall Way is now open to two lanes of traffic 10 kilometres east of Dorrigo, following the completion of slope stability work.
Member for Oxley Melinda Pavey said the site had been reduced to one lane of traffic since a rock fall in December 2018.
“This was a difficult site, with steep slopes and a sensitive environment, requiring lengthy and complex geotechnical investigations before work could start,” Mrs Pavey said.
“I’m pleased that repair work is now complete because it should ensure this area, which had a history of instability, remains open to traffic.”
Mrs Pavey said improving safety and reliability on other sections of Dorrigo Mountain was ongoing, and work would start next Monday, 19 October on a 450-metre slope stability project closer to Dorrigo, just east of the intersection with Maynard Plains Road.
“This will also require traffic lights to be installed, with alternating flow arrangements. However, it’s only expected to take about three months to complete, weather permitting,” Mrs Pavey said.
“These projects are not only improving safety for those who use Waterfall Way, but are also providing work for about 20 local contractors and suppliers during this difficult time.”
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