Road Closures / Road Works

Road closures

Kempsey Road

Kempsey Road is closed to all traffic until further notice due to landslides and unstable road pavements from recent rainfall events.


Road works

Barney Street road works

 Essential maintenance work on Barney Street has been delayed due to operational matters on site. Transport for NSW will continue to keep the community informed when new work dates are confirmed. 

Roundabout construction -  intersection of Niagara and McLennan streets

Council has received funding under the Australian Government Black Spot Program to construct a roundabout at the intersection of Niagara and McLennan Streets to address road safety and traffic congestion. Road crashes are a major cost to Australians every year. Black Spot projects target those road locations where crashes are occurring. By funding measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at dangerous locations, the program reduces the risk of crashes. Programs of this sort are very effective, saving the community many times the cost of the relatively minor road improvements that are implemented.

Work is scheduled to commence on Tuesday 26 April and conclude on 13 May, weather permitting.

 For the safety of road users, pedestrians and onsite construction personnel, traffic management signage and controls will be in place throughout the project. Minor traffic delays will occur during construction. 

Council appreciates your patience and cooperation during the completion of upgrades to our road network. Should you require any further information, please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 1300 136 833.

Road widening and resurfacing on Waterfall Way

Transport for NSW has engaged Armidale Regional Council to carry out road widening, resurfacing and drainage improvements on a five kilometre section of road along Waterfall Way, east of Armidale, providing a safer, longer lasting and smoother surface for motorists.

Contractors are working from 7am to 6pm from Monday to Friday and from 8am to 1pm some Saturdays and expect to complete the project by the end of September, weather permitting. There will be some temporary traffic changes to ensure the work zone is safe. 
Lane closures and a 40km/h speed limit will be in place during work hours and may affect travel times. Motorists should allow up to five minutes extra travel time during this work. 

Please keep to speed limits and follow the direction of traffic controllers and signs. For the latest traffic updates, you can call 132 701, visit or download the Live Traffic NSW App.

Waterfall Way safety improvements map for website

Road Grading

‘Tour de Rocks’ (26 April 2018)

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For enquiries, contact Council’s Customer Contact Centre on 1300 136 833 or email