UPDATE: One lane opens on Bruxner Hwy, landslip repair continues

Kyogle Council announced the news people west of the range were longing to hear

One lane of the Bruxner Highway past the landslip on the Mallanganee Range has opened to traffic.

Traffic flow is being controlled by on site traffic controllers. One lane of the highway is expected to remain open while work continues to remediate the landslip throughout the weekend and next week.

ORIGINAL STORY BELOW

A landslip caused the closure of the Bruxner Highway at Mallanganee Range for more than a week.

Transport for NSW reported it is expected to open to one lane of traffic by Saturday afternoon.

Traffic flow will be controlled by lights.

“We have 20 workers, 5 excavators, 6 trucks and a tree mulcher on site at the massive landslip on the Bruxner Hwy,” A Transport for NSW representative said.

Kyogle Council expected the landslip on the Cawongla Range to be opened to traffic  this afternoon, Friday, March 11. Traffic flow will be controlled by traffic lights.

Roads in Kyogle LGA that remain closed and have detours in place are:

• Bruxner Highway at the Mallanganee Range

• Kyogle Road at the Cawongla Range

• Paddys Flat Road (expected to open today)

• Dyraaba Road

• Lillian Rock Road (the landslip has deteriorated and Council is assessing whether temporary solution is still achievable)

• Tunglebung Creek Road

• Geneva Street, Kyogle

Roads (isolating residents) Council expects to open this week are:

• Booths Road (works have begun)

• Dugans Road, pictured, (road slipped again, works have begun)

Roads (isolating residents) Council expects to open before the end of the month include:

• Capeen Creek Road (works have begun)

Residents in these areas that need assistance should contact the SES either by phone 132 500.

Council is still assessing its road network and appreciates your help in identifying problems.

You can report issues by:

• Calling Kyogle Council business hours 6632 1611 after hours and emergency number 6626 6800

• Emailing council@kyogle.nsw.gov.au

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