Damaged road on path to recovery

WORKS will begin in coming months on the “deplorable” Tyalgum Rd.

The Tyalgum District Community Association wrote to Tweed Shire Council last week requesting their maintenance schedule for the road.

“We are very pleased to advise the council responded within a week,” association convenor Peter Bennett said.

“They anticipate that it will be completed in June.

“We're looking forward to these repairs because that area that's been marked, it's the worst.

Mr Bennett described the road's surface as “deplorable”.

“People have complained about damage to their vehicles,” she said.

“We're hoping it will be a full and thorough resurfacing, not a glaze over.”

The council's works manager, Ian Kite, said they had noted the rapid deterioration of some sections during the past six months of wet weather.

“In the current financial year there are three segments of road scheduled for rehabilitation, located between 4.36km and 5.93km from Coodgie St, Tyalgum,” Mr Kite said. “Planning is in the final stages and these roadworks are anticipated for completion in June.

“The next segment listed for treatment is 290, and this will be considered for inclusion in the 2011/12 budget. As with any road, motorists are asked to drive to the conditions. Drivers need to adequately assess the risk at the time and take driving decisions to mitigate that risk.”

Mr Bennett said they were concerned the improved surface would create problems with speeding on the road, which is marked as ‘drive to suit conditions'.



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