Road Works & Closures

Major Road Works

Road works & Closures

Old Hillgrove road & Chinamans Gully Road - Restoration of Bakers Creek Bridge

Date: January 2024 - Late 2024

Full road closures are in place on Old Hillgrover Road and Chinamans Gully Road, as apart of our Baker's Creek Bridge Restoration project.

Bakers Creek Falls can still be accessed via Stockton Road, appoximately 4km East of the Old Hillgrove Road turnoff along Waterfall Way.

Road closure will be in place until the completion of the Bakers Creek Bridge Restoration project, with expected completion of the bridge in late 2024.

Taylor Street - Heaving PatchingRoad Closure Alert: Taylor Street (between Donnelly Street & Jeffrey Street)

Date: 5th of February - 8th of February

A section of Taylor Street is undergoing essential repairs due to the infiltration of groundwater into the pavement foundation.

This requires a comprehensive restoration to ensure the safety of all road users.

The repair works are scheduled to commence on Monday, February 5th, and are anticipated to conclude on Thursday, February 8th.

Please plan your travel accordingly during this period.

A full road closure will be implemented for the duration of the project. During this time, through traffic will be redirected via a short detour.

Local access will be maintained for residents in Taylor Street between Jefferery and Donnelly Street from either end of the street block.

Ebor Falls Temporary Closure

Date: 10 October

Ebor Falls is undergoing a $5 million upgrade after the popular attraction was significantly damaged during the 2019-20 bushfires.

The upgrade includes new lookouts, visitors precincts and amenities built to an inclusive accessible standard.

No toilet, picnic or rest stop facilities will be available during the closure, and travelers on Waterfall Way will need to use alternative amenities located in Ebor township or at the Ebor Sportsground.

Signage and traffic barriers will be in place advising motorists of the closure.

Visitors are asked to respect road closures in place and note very limited turning is available for caravans on Ebor Falls Road.

Access to Ebor Cemetery off Ebor Falls Road will remain open.

Visitors will be updated and advised when the temporary closure is lifted via the NPWS website.

Cluny Road Water Road Crossing

Date: 8 October 7.30am - 5pm

In response to reports of waterline leaking along Cluny Road resulting in damage to the roadway, council will undertake works to amend this issue. 

Conduit pipework will be laid underneath the road to prevent further cost to maintain the road which will benefit affected stakeholders and ratepayers. 

Traffic control will be in place, road delays to be expected during this time.

Construction of a shared footpath - Eastern side of Taylor street, from Mann street to Kentucky street

Date: Construction will start on 4 September, and will be completed within 3 weeks. (Weather permitting)

Armidale Regional Council has secured grant funding through Australian Government Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program Phase 3, to construct a new shared path on the Eastern side of Taylor street, from Mann street to Kentucky street. 

The Eastern side grassed verge of Taylor street from Mann street to Kentucky street will remain closed for the duration of works. Pedestrians will be directed to the other side of Taylor street and normal road traffic will be maintained throughout the works period.

Road works and closure - Closure of Dangar Street

Date: 11 September 7am - 6pm

Due to the failure of the existing concrete island located in Dangar Street between Dumaresq and Kirkwood Street and to maintain safety to users, this section between Dumaresq Street and Kirkwood Street will be closed on Monday 11 September between 7am and 6pm.

Dangar Street between Dumaresq and Kirkwood Street will be closed to all through traffic, the closure will start on the northern side of the Ex-services Eastern carpark entry to allow access to the parking area at the rear of the club. Access to the Ex-services club will remain available during the period of work.

Replacement of footpath - Faulkner Street

Date 17 September - 18 September

Council will undergo the replacement of a hazardous section of footpath on Faulkner Street located near bus stop on eastern side of center mall to prevent trips by the public in this area. 

Works will commence Sunday 17th September and be completed by Monday the 18th September weather permitting

The general public will be slightly impacted by the footpath being dug up and replaced, there will be still access around the site for access and use of the public toilets.

Edwards buses will also be slightly impacted as these works could be a part of the bus stop on the northern end and may not fit two buses in the stop at one time, however the bus stop will remain operational.

Road works - Powers Creek Causeway Castledoyle Road

Date: 24 August - 12 September

We will be conducting works from 7.30AM installing new scour protection on the downstream and upstream sides of the causeway to stabilise the underneath of the causeway. 

Works are being undertaken to rectify existing scour protection at the causeway that has been eroded and damaged to the point that the causeway is at risk of major failure cutting off access for residents to properties. 

The project forms part of the work funded under the State Government "Pot Hole Grant" which permits work for this nature, to repair damage from the prolonged wet period. 

Two to three rural properties will be impacted however there will be minimal impact to operation of Castledoyle road, with minor traffic delay only.

The works will maintain the operational fitness of the causeway ensuring that Castledoyle road remains operational.

Road works - Completion of Moredun Road

Date: 22 August

The rehabilitation project of Moredun road is now complete. 

Moredun road is located approximately 3km West of Ben Lomond. Over the past few months, we have completed 3.7km of seal road with a total project cost of $2.6 Million.

Moredun road is now open to the public.

Road Closure - Moredun Road to all through traffic

Date: Monday 14 August - Tuesday 15 August

Moredun road will be closed to all through traffic from early Monday morning 14 August through to late Tuesday afternoon, 15 August. Works were intended to maintain half the road open, however it has become impractical and unsafe to do so.

Water Main connection and renewal of six water services along Queen Elizabeth Drive

Date: Monday 7 August - Thursday 31 August

Council staff will commence connection of a new water main to delete a number of road crossings which service the Girraween shopping complex.

Works include the trenching of a new water main approximately 4 meters from the end of the bore and connecting it to the existing main.

No road closures will take place, however traffic control will be in place when required. 

Carpark Patching Works, Kentucky St Gymnasium Carpark

Date: Monday 14 August 7.30am - 5pm

Contractors have been booked Monday 14th August from 7:30am to 5pm to undertake repair and improve the failed section of road pavement and reduce hazards and increase safety, until a full rehabilitation of this carpark can be fully costed and budgeted for.

The carpark will be closed during works.

To improve vehicle and pedestrian safety, asphalt repair works on the eastern half of carpark will occur to fill existing potholes and scours and provide a smooth wearing surface. The works will include removal of failed pavement material and replacement with deep-lift asphalt.

No access to carpark will be allowed during works, the Gymnasium and Community Radio station vehicle parking will be on Kentucky or nearby side streets. Pedestrians will still be able to access these locations from the front entrance to Gymnasium.