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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.

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