News

Potholes litter $2.7m Bangalow Road upgrade

Despite Roads and Maritime Services recently finishing the $2.76 million upgrade to a section of Bangalow Rd at Stony Ridge, it is already filled with hasty pothole repairs.
Despite Roads and Maritime Services recently finishing the $2.76 million upgrade to a section of Bangalow Rd at Stony Ridge, it is already filled with hasty pothole repairs. Luke Mortimer

ROADS and Maritime Services just finished a $2.76-million upgrade to a section of Bangalow Road at Stony Ridge, but it's already been plagued by potholes.

The section of road near the Binna Burra Rd turnoff was completed in July, but it's showing a patchwork of hasty repairs several days after rain hit the region.

Early last week, deep, wide potholes littered the road following rain, but by Tuesday morning they were patched and workers were undergoing further maintenance work.

Motorists, who may have thought they were finally free of delays on the road, were stopped briefly by road workers on Tuesday.

When RMS was asked whether the construction methods and materials used were up to par, or whether the road may have to be constantly repaired at a high cost to taxpayers, they chose not to respond.

A spokeswoman did offer the following response: "Recently patched road surfaces can be susceptible to potholes during prolonged rain".

"Minor maintenance was completed in the past two days to repair the Bangalow Road surface at Stony Ridge where a NSW Government-funded $2.76-million project to widen the road, repair broken pipes and improve the road surface was completed in the 14 months to July this year. The repairs are estimated to cost $1000.

"Maintenance crews will continue to monitor the surface and community members can report changes to the road network on 131 700."

Bitumen resurfacing will start on the road on September 2, according to signs near the patched road.

Meanwhile, throughout the Lismore Local Government Area, large potholes appeared or worsened following rain.

Some, like those located on Molesworth St near the Greyhound Raceway, grew so deep that drivers of small and medium sized cars were forced to travel at a crawl to prevent damaging their vehicle or losing control.

If you're concerned about a pothole call RMS on 131 700. RMS will pass on the information if it's on a council road.

Topics:  bangalow road, potholes




Ballina sports space sold to developer for hefty sum

FOR SALE: The State Government is selling a large block of land at Quays Dr, West Ballina.Photo Graham Broadhead / Ballina Shire Advocate

Rare open green space sold to property developer

Northern Rivers blueberry grower wins national award

Natalie Bell and father Ridley Bell from Mountain Blue Farms were excited to receive a major award from Coles.

Blueberry grower triumps with new juicy, flavoursome fruit variety.

Ten things to do this week

CRAFY OCCASION: Co-ordinator of the Alstonville-Wollongbar Quota Club's Arts, Craft and Garden Fair, Susan French (left) with club president Diana Cooper holding a decorated boot which is part of a campaign in support of an organisation lobbyng for more service for those with depression.

Music, craft, rugby, theatre and more

Latest deals and offers

Gina Rodriguez relished dramatic change for new film

Jane the Virgin lead Gina Rodriguez

TV star shaved her hair for movie role

Opinion: Is streaming the way to go?

Online CD and digital music are starting to decrease

Branson "amazed" he's still alive after cycling crash

Branson saw "his life flash before my eyes" during a bike crash

John Krasinski has better sex now he's in good shape

John Krasinski says there's at least one good reason to get jacked

Priscilla is coming to Brunswick Heads

Northern Rivers gender illusionist Maude Boate (Michael Gates) promoting the upcoming screenings of Priscilla Queen of the Desert at the Brunswick Picture House.

Maude Boate will host two special screenings

Kanye West gets 'free reign' at VMAs

Kanye West has been let off the leash for the VMAs

REVEALED: Pat Rafter's $18m Coast house on the market

Check out the photos of the Coast's most expensive property for sale

The "correction we had to have" in Gladstone's rentals

UPWARD MARCH: The rental vacancy rate in Gladstone has improved for the first time in more than a year, providing a confidence boost in the market.

Vacancy rates improve with signs that things are getting betterF

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

Investors eye Gladstone's $4m island with resort approval

UP FOR SALE: Turtle Island is on the market.

CHINESE and Sydney investors flag interest in Gladstone island.

Take a sneak peek at this $19m Whitsunday mansion

Mandalay House features a private helipad.

Mandalay is currently on the market with an asking price of $19m