Slope of stones stabilises highway for future floods

A slope of stones has been used to give stability to the slopes along the Bruxner Highway.

The slope on the highway at Saleyard Creek just got a lot more stable.

Drivers can expect fewer natural disaster-related interruptions on the Bruxner Highway after the completion of slope stability improvements at Saleyard Creek near Tabulam.

Parliamentary Secretary for Disaster Recovery and State MP Janelle Saffin said repair and improvement work on a landslip about one kilometre west of Tabulam was completed ahead of schedule.

“The terrain on this section of the Bruxner Highway can be testing and workers faced a number of challenges to get the job done,” Ms Saffin said.

“Material along part of the project was a combination of clay and granite and held a lot of water. That combined with rain throughout the project meant it was difficult to handle.”

Ms Saffin said the extreme weather events of 2022 had resulted in two embankment slips in the area.

The work near Tabulam was jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments.

Photos: Contributed

The information in this report was provided by the office of Janelle Saffin.

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