Safety improvements ahead for Dorrigo Mountain

5 August 2021

Motorists travelling on Waterfall Way will enjoy safer and more reliable journeys with work starting next week to improve slope stability at Dorrigo Mountain.

Member for Oxley Melinda Pavey said the $1.6 million project will improve stability and renew the retaining wall on the mountain, just west of Sherrard Falls.

“Waterfall Way suffered extensive damage during the severe weather event in March, with five large landslips and approximately 12 minor slips between Bellingen and Dorrigo,” Mrs Pavey said.

“This is just one of a series of projects being delivered by the NSW Government to improve safety and reliability on this vital corridor, supporting about 12 jobs and providing work for three suppliers and contractors.”

Mrs Pavey said the four-month project follows the completion of similar slope stability improvements east of Dorrigo and near Maynards Plains Road, increasing safety for the thousands of motorists who use the road each day.

“Flood recovery work is also continuing on Waterfall Way, after about half a metre of rain fell in the Thora area in March.

“Transport for NSW is currently also widening the road just east of Ebor, rebuilding and widening the road west of Thora, and widening the road east of Armidale.”

Traffic will be reduced to one lane, alternating flow, from Monday 9 August with traffic control and a reduced speed limit of 30km/h for the safety of workers and motorists.

Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions, and follow the directions of signs and traffic control.

Transport for NSW thanks the community for its patience during this time.

For the latest traffic updates download the Live Traffic NSW App, visit livetraffic.com or call 132 701.

Regional worksites are required to have a COVIDSafe plan in place and continue to comply with all directives from NSW Health.

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