The severe weather and flood event of March 2021 caused bridges to be destroyed, roads to be damaged and multiple landslips around the region, making many roads impassable.
Below is a list detailing the status of the roads and bridges in the MidCoast Council region that are still affected.
Lobban Road, Wingham
Temporary repairs have been made to the embankment and the road leading to The Bight Bridge. It is estimated it may take up to 18 months for permanent repairs to be completed. The road and the bridge are open.
Gloucester Road at Dingo Creek, Belbowrie Bridge, Wingham
Council has made temporary repairs to make the road driveable and traffic management is in place. Work is expected to start in August.
Bulga Road, north of Swans Lane towards Elands
The last of the road slips are still being cleaned up. The road is open but there is a four tonne load limit. It is estimated it may take up to 18 months for permanent repairs to be completed.
The Den Road, Mooral Creek
The road is open but there is a four-tonne load limit. Work is currently being done to widen the existing road and once completed the four-tonne road limit will be removed. Work to repair the landslip may take up to 12 months to complete.
Mount Coxcomb bridges #2 and #4
Both bridges were destroyed by the floods. Temporary access was built by the community with the assistance of MidCoast Council. Replacement bridges are currently being designed by council.
Knodingbuhl Forst Road near Nowendoc Road intersection
Works are underway to enable reopening of the road and should be completed by July 26. It may be 12-18 months before work on permanent repairs is complete.
The road is closed to traffic as it is impassable due to a severe landslip. The road could be closed for up to 18 months. Bypassing options are currently being sought and work may take up to 18 months to complete.
Wallanbah Road, Bucca Wauka near Buccabeappleby
The road is now open.
Bundook Road near Doon Ayre
The road is open but restricted to a single lane in the landslip location. Council engineer is providing a report detailing short and long term solutions.
Mud Hut Road - 2km from Craven Plateau Road
The road is closed. Works for a partial solution are hoped to begin in the next four weeks. A long term solution may take 12-18 months to complete.
Gloucester Tops Road near Berrico
The road is open but restricted to one lane. Long term strategies are being investigated but may take between 12-18 months to be completed.
Faulkland Road near Tintagel
The road is open but restricted to a single lane where the landslip occurred. It may take up to 12 months before repairs are completed.
Barrington Tops Forest Road
This road is managed by Forestry Corporation of NSW. The road will remain closed until June 2022.
The road is open but there is no access through Barrington Tops Forest Road from Scone Road. Work to clean up a landslip between Copeland to the start of Barrington Tops Forest Road has started and will continue through July and August. Traffic controls are in place. Long term strategies may take up to 18 months to complete.