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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JUN 2022

JUN 2022Road closure Monday to Friday 7am to 3pm

Motorists are advised of changed traffic conditions on the Oxley Highway from Wednesday 15 June to Wednesday 29 June. The road will be closed between Knodingbul and Forbes River roads during work hours, Monday to Friday, 7am to 3pm.

This road closure is required as the work area is too narrow for large machinery to work safely beside traffic.

Emergency vehicle and property access will be maintained and single lane alternating flow arrangement will be in place outside of work hours and on weekends.

We thank motorists for their patience during this time.

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.

  • Mid 2022 - Slip 2 and 8 (road closure during work hours as required)
  • End 2022- Slip 1, 5 and 6 (intermittent stoppages)
  • Mid 2023 - Slip 4, 17, 22 and Stopping bay (24 hours road closure)
  • Early 2024 - Slip 3 and 7 (24 hours road closure)

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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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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