Council crews race to fix potholes and to open Lions Rd

ABOVE: Kyogle Council road crew are repairing the landslip blocking the Lions Rd. Photo: Contributed

Susanna Freymark

If you are a Kyogle local, you’ll know how common it is to ask this question.

“Is the Lions Rd open?”

There is even a dedicated Facebook Page called – Is the Lions Rd open?

The scenic road was built by the Lions Club community in 1971.

Covid border closures, road repairs and landslips have often caused this road to be closed.

The current closure is because of the recent heavy rain.

Kyogle Council said work crews have started to clear the landslip which closed Lions Rd from Murphy Standfield’s culvert to the Queensland border.

The wet weather has impacted the work but the council expects to re-open the road before the end of the month.

In the meantime, the top section of Lions Rd remains closed to all traffic.

Two mystery local lads launch a cheeky t-shirt about Lions Rd

Other roads

Horseshoe Creek Rd complete

The causeway on Horseshoe Creek Rd has been fixed along with the spring on Imesons Road.

Repairs on Station and Hillyards roads

Work to repair post flood drainage issues on Station Rd and Hillyards Rd continues.

Wender Rd landslip

The track around the landslip on Wender Rd has been completed.

Sink hole on Simpkins Creek Rd

Ongoing issues with the sink hole on Simpkins Creek Rd have forced the council to impose a 10-tonne load limit on the road.

Potholes on Clarence Way

Kyogle Council continues to patch potholes on Clarence Way having almost made it to Old Bonalbo from Woodenbong. The crew will move to Bonalbo to repair some dangerous potholes in town before moving south from Old Bonalbo.

Kyogle Rd works

The council are completing the last couple of sections on Kyogle Rd, after finishing work on Fawcetts Plain Rd, Collins Creek Rd, Wiangaree Back Rd, Mt Lindesay Highway, and streets in Woodenbong.

Unfortunately, the ongoing rain and the saturated subsoil means that as soon as staff finish repairing one section of road, more potholes appear.

Potholes to be fixed next week

The pothole repair crews will work on Clarence Way, Findon Creek Rd, Omagh Rd, Lynches Creek Rd, Summerland Way and the Bruxner Highway.

The scenic Lions Rd is expected to open by the end of the month. Photo: Susanna Freymark

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