Oxley Highway flood damage

Oxley Highway flood recovery

The NSW Government is funding essential maintenance work on the Oxley Highway at Mount Seaview to provide continued access through natural disaster affected areas.

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OCT 2022

OCT 2022Temporary road closures until 16 December 2022

Motorists are advised that the Oxley Highway will be temporarily closed every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday between 7am and 4.30pm and very Friday between 7am and 3pm. The road closure points are at Knodingbul Road (travelling east) and Forbes River Road (travelling west). Please refer to map below.

Special event - November 2022

The Oxley Highway will remain open on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 November to accommodate the Walcha Motorcycle Rally.

Special event - December 2022

The Oxley Highway will remain open on Thursday 1 and Friday 2 December to accommodate the Touch Football State Finals.

Project information

Heavy rainfall in March 2021 caused significant damage to the Oxley Highway, with around 70 landslips occurring, 10 of which are major. Transport for NSW (Transport) in partnership with specialist contractors carried out immediate repair and restoration work to restore access on this essential roadway.

The section of the highway between Yarras and Mount Seaview was reopened in May 2021 and the section between Mount Seaview and Gingers Creek Roadhouse in July 2021, with a few sections remaining under single lane, alternating flow arrangement.

Transport is continuing restoration and improvement work to reinstate the road to pre-2021 flood condition. Work will take about two years to complete.

During this time there will be periods where we need to fully close the road to carry out repair and restoration work safely or for further emergency work. We will endeavour to provide as much notice as possible to the community.

  • In progress –Slip 2A, B, C, Slip 8, Gabion Corner and Dewars Slip
  • Early 2023 – Slip 1, 5 and 6
  • Mid 2023 – Slip 4, 17, 22 and Stopping bay
  • Early 2024 – Slip 3 and 7

Note: These time frames and closures are indicative only. Traffic changes will be in place for the duration of the restoration work and may vary for each site.

Oxley Highway flood recovery map

Project documents

Project notifications and updates

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August 2022 project notification

Temporary road closures from September to December 2022.

July 2022 project notification

24hr road closure for six days from Tue 19 to Sun 24 July

June 2022 project notification

Changed traffic conditions from Wed 15 to Wed 29 June

April 2022 project notification

REVISED - Start of restoration work on slips 2 & 8 from 2 May 2022

March 2022 project notification

Work to remove landslide debris from Monday 14 March to Friday 18 March 7am to 5pm, weather permitting

August 2021 project notification

Road closure on the Oxley Highway at Mt Seaview on Tuesday 7 September 2021 from 8am to 3pm, weather permitting.

July 2021 project update

Oxley Highway reopens

June 2021 project update

Oxley Highway flood recovery work


Media releases

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6 May 2021

More of the Oxley Highway re-opens to traffic

22 April 2021

Works progress to re-open Oxley Highway



Contact us

For further information please contact the Oxley Highway Flood Recovery team

Phone: 1800 653 092

Email: region.north@transport.nsw.gov.au

Mail: The Oxley Highway Flood Recovery, Transport for NSW, PO Box 576 Grafton NSW 2460

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