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Lions Road Closure to Tourist Traffic.

Thursday 11th May 2017

UPDATE:
The Grady’s Creek and Lions Road Bridge Renewal Program which was running behind schedule in March, delaying the expected completion date, suffered a further six week delay due to flooding and Council’s after-flood recovery activities in late March/early April.

Stage One of the program, which consists of the replacement of Murrays Bridge and Boyles No.2 Bridge is now expected to be completed in June. There will be a short intermission between the completion of Stage One and commencement of Stage Two while arrangements with contractors are finalised. It is currently expected that Stage Two works will start in July but a further update will be provided when details are confirmed.

IMPORTANT NOTE
Kyogle Council is about to embark on a major project of replacing six wooden bridges along the Grady’s Creek and Lions Road, through the Australian Government Bridge Renewal Program.
Construction will take place over 3 stages with works beginning in early January 2017 AND LASTING UP TO 6 MONTHS. This will result in changed traffic conditions, detours and longer travel times around some of these sites for local residents, and will therefore be closed from all entrances to tourist traffic.
******TOURISM TRAFFIC CLOSURE WILL NOW TAKE EFFECT FROM 9TH JANUARY 2017 (CHANGE OF DATE DUE TO HOLD UP FOR INSTALLATION OF PILES FOR NEW BRIDGE BECAUSE OF WEATHER)*****

Murrays Bridge (10.5km on Grady’s creek Rd from Summerland way) will be the first bridge to be demolished and replaced and will be CLOSED to all traffic during stage one. .

Council apologies for any inconvenience but in the long run there will be improved safer access for residents and motorists, safer routes for school buses, improved access for emergency, essential services and less maintenance in the future for council staff. Also with the new, more sturdy bridges, load limits will be removed along the route making it easier for heavy vehicles but keeping in mind that the road structure and curves do not allow caravans and/or mobile homes to travel along this road.
Contact either council on 66321611 or Kyogle Visitors Information Centre on 66322700 for further information.

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